Cotts Family History

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Cotts Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Coutts.

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

Similar surnames: Couts, Coats, Coutts, Spotts, Catts, Potts, Cotto, Cott, Botto, Coers

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Cotts Family Origin

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Cotts Family Occupations

What did your Cotts ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cotts family was Laborer. The most common Cotts occupation in the USA was Shoemaker. 13% of Cotts's were Shoemakers. Shoemaker, Engineer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cotts.

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  • Shoemaker

  • Engineer

  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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

Cotts Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Cotts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cotts 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 469 immigration records available for the last name Cotts. 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 913 military records available for the last name Cotts. For the veterans among your Cotts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cotts Life Expectancy

What is the average Cotts lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Cotts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cotts in 1960 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cotts 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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