Cottle Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Conte, Cote, Castle, Botte, Notte, Motte, Hotte, Cotter, Copple

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Cottle Family Origin

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Cottle Family Occupations

What did your Cottle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cottle occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Cottle's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cottle. A less common occupation for the Cottle family was Laundress.

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Laundress

    2%

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

Cottle Historical Records

What Cottle family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cottle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cottle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Cottle

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cottle. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cottle. For the veterans among your Cottle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cottle Life Expectancy

What is the average Cottle lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cottle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cottle in 1944 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cottle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cottle 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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