Cothran Family History

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Cothran Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Scottish Cochran. Perhaps also a variant of English Cawthorne.

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

Similar surnames: Cothron, Cothren, Cohran, Cothern, Cochran, Cochren, Cohron, Coughran

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Cothran Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cothran name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cothran. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Cothran Family Origin

Where is the Cothran family from?

Cothran Family Occupations

What did your Cothran ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cothran. The most common Cothran occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Cothran's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cothran family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Cothran Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Cothran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cothrancensus 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 884 immigration records available for the last name Cothran. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Cothran. For the veterans among your Cothran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cothran Life Expectancy

What is the average Cothran lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Cothran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cothran in 1941 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cothran

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cothran 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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