Cotner Family History

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Cotner Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kötner or Köthner, status names for a cotter, derived from Middle High German, Middle Low German kote ‘shelter’, ‘cottage’, specifically of a kind that was rented on a daily basis and had little or no land with it. See Koth 1.

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


Similar surnames: Cotter, Corner, Cooner, Cortner, Cotler, Cater, Notter, Comer

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Cotner Family Origin

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Cotner Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    65%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Cotner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Cotner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cotner family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cotner.

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Cotner Life Expectancy

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