Cottingham Family History

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Cottingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places named Cottingham (‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people of (Old English -inga-) of a man named Cott or Cotta’), one in East Yorkshire and one in Northamptonshire.

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


Similar surnames: Nottingham, Whittingham, Frothingham, Eltringham, Allingham

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Cottingham Family Origin

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Cottingham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cottingham family was Labourer. The most common Cottingham occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Cottingham's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cottingham.

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Cottingham Historical Records

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Cottingham Life Expectancy

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