Cott Name Meaning

English: from the Old English personal name Cotta. Possibly an altered spelling of French Cotte, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of chain mail, from Old French cot(t)e ‘coat of mail’, ‘surcoat’. It may perhaps have been used as a nickname for a hard and unfeeling person, but is unlikely to have been a nickname for a wearer of a coat of mail, since only the richest classes, who already had distinguished family names of their own, could afford such protection. A later meaning of cotte is a long-sleeved garment, worn by both men and women. Alternatively, possibly an altered spelling of French Cot, from a reduced form of Jacot or Nicot, pet forms of Jacques and Nicolas (see Nicholas). Respelling of German Koth or the variant Kott.

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


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

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Cott Family Origin

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Cott Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • F Son

    33%

In 1881, the most common Cott occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Cott's were Farmers. Farmer and F Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cott.

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Between 1946 and 2004, 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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