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Cott Family History

Cott Name Meaning

English (Norfolk and Cambridgeshire): from a Middle English descendant of the Old English personal name Cotta. Altered form of English Catt . Americanized form of German Kott . Americanized form of Polish and Slovak (and possibly also of Czech Belorussian or Jewish) Kot ‘tom cat’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cotta, Lott, Bott, Ott, Pott, Dott, Catt, Nott, Mott, Cote

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Where is the Cott family from?

You can see how Cott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cott families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 79 Cott families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Cott's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Cott families in 1891.
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What did your Cott ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Cott. 50% of Cott men worked as a Gardener and 76% of Cott women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cott were Clerk and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Gardener
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Private Means
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Cott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cott census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cott. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Cott. For the veterans among your Cott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cott lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Cott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Cott in 1946 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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