Last name: COTTON

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COTTON : This last name is indexed 364,839 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

COTTON : 1: English: habitational name from any of numerous places called from Old English (æt) cotum (dative plural of cot) ‘at the cottages or huts’ (or sometimes possibly from a Middle English plural coten). Examples include Coton (Cambridgeshire Northamptonshire Staffordshire) Cottam (East Yorkshire Lancashire Nottinghamshire) and Cotham (Nottinghamshire). Particularly common in Staffordshire.2: French: from a pet form of the personal name Nicolas (see Nicholas) derived via Nicot or of the personal name Jacques derived via Jacot.

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