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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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Ag Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Baker

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cotten family was Baker. The most common Cotten occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Cotten's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Ag Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cotten.

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Cotten Historical Records

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Cotten Life Expectancy

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