Cottle Family History
Cottle Name Meaning
metonymic occupational name for a maker of chain-mail, from an Anglo-Norman French diminutive of Old French cot(t)e ‘coat of mail’ (see Cott). metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Old French co(u)tel, co(u)teau ‘knife’ (Late Latin cultellus, a diminutive of culter ‘plowshare’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press