Cottom Family History

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Cottom Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): variant of Cotton.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Cottam, Cotton, Cotten, Cotham, Cott, Bottom, Motton, Wotton, Totton

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Cottom Family Origin

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Cottom Family Occupations

What did your Cottom ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cottom family was Farm Hand. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cottom. The most common Cottom occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Cottom's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Hand


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cottom ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cottom Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Cottom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cottom census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 499 immigration records available for the last name Cottom. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cottom. For the veterans among your Cottom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cottom Life Expectancy

What is the average Cottom lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Cottom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Cottom in 1961 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cottom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cottom ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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