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Origin and popularity of the name COTTLE


Cottle : English (South western England):: 1: metonymic occupational name for an armorer probably first derived from Old French cotel ‘coat of mail’; later examples may also derive from Old French cotel coutel ‘short knife or dagger’ (from Late Latin cultellus) used to denote a cutler.2: perhaps also a habitational name from written forms of any of the three places in Devon named Cotleigh or Cotley.


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

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