Cotman Family History

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Cotman Name Meaning

English: status name for a cottager (see Cotter 2), or a topographic name for someone who lived in a relatively humble dwelling, from Middle English cote, cott + man (see Coates). Respelling of German Kothmann, Kottmann (see Kottman), or Kathmann (see Kathman).

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


Similar surnames: Notman, Coltman, Oman, Totman, Cottman, Holman, Oatman, Rosman

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Cotman Family Origin

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Cotman Family Occupations

What did your Cotman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cotman. 44% of Cotman men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Cotman women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cotman were Farm Operator and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    44%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Farm Operator
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    43%
  • Servant
    29%
  • Maid
    29%

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

Cotman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Cotman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cotman 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 498 immigration records available for the last name Cotman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 624 military records available for the last name Cotman. For the veterans among your Cotman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cotman Life Expectancy

What is the average Cotman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Cotman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Cotman in 1948 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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