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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name COTE

Origin

Cote : 1: French (Côte Côté Coté): topographic name for someone who lived on a slope or riverbank less often on the coast from Old French coste (from Latin costa ‘rib side flank’ also used in a transferred topographic sense). There are several places in France named with this word and the surname may also be a habitational name from any of these. Compare Ducote.2: French (Côté): variant of Costé itself a variant of Coste and a cognate of 1 above as a habitational name perhaps from Le Costil the name of several places in Normandy. Compare Cody 3 Cota 5 Cotey and Coty 1.3: English: variant of Coate.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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