Cotten Family History

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Cotten Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Cotton. Possibly an altered spelling of German Kotten, a habitational name from any of several places so named in Rhineland, Westphalia, Silesia, etc., or an Americanized shortened form of composite German surnames such as Kottenhagen, Kottenhoff, Kottenkamp (see Koth).

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

Similar surnames: Holten, Cotter, Cotton, Botten, Coates, Cott, Osten, Kitten, Colten

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Cotten Family Origin

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Cotten Family Occupations

What did your Cotten ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Club Steward Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cotten. 4% of Cotten men worked as a Club Steward Retired and 49% of Cotten women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cotten were Acting Telephonist Signet telegraph Wiseman Repair Staff Railway and Retired

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Club Steward Retired
  • General Labourer
  • Quarryman
  • Acting Telephonist Signet telegraph Wiseman Repair Staff Railway

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Retired

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cotten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Cotten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cotten 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cotten. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Cotten. For the veterans among your Cotten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cotten Life Expectancy

What is the average Cotten lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cotten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Cotten in 1943 was 21, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cotten

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