Cottrell Family History

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Cottrell Name Meaning

French and English: status name for a cottager, from Old French coterel, a diminutive of cotier ‘cottager’ (see Cotter 2).

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

Similar surnames: Bottrell, Cantrell, Luttrell, Cockrell, Cotterell, Corbell, Castell

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Cottrell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cottrell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cottrell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Cottrell Family Origin

Where is the Cottrell family from?

Cottrell Family Occupations

What did your Cottrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cottrell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Cottrell's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cottrell. A less common occupation for the Cottrell family was Coal Miner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Coal Miner


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

Cottrell Historical Records

What Cottrell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 109,000 census records available for the last name Cottrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cottrell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Cottrell. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Cottrell. For the veterans among your Cottrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cottrell Life Expectancy

What is the average Cottrell lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cottrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cottrell in 1940 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cottrell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cottrell 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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