Cotton Family History

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Cotton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places named from Old English cotum (dative plural of cot) ‘at the cottages or huts’ (or sometimes possibly from a Middle English plural, coten). Examples include Coton (Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire), Cottam (East Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire), and Cotham (Nottinghamshire). French: from a diminutive of Old French cot(t)e ‘coat (of mail)’ (see Cott).

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


Similar surnames: Colton, Catton, Scotton, Hatton, Cotten, Cott, Tolton, Colston

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Cotton Family Origin

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Cotton Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cotton family was Agricultural Labourer. Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cotton. The most common Cotton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Cotton's were Coal Miners.

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Cotton Historical Records

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Cotton Life Expectancy

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