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While the Anglicized versions of Irish names are familiar to most people, many Irish names have a long and proud Gaelic heritage that is often unknown. The original Gaelic form of the name Cota is Mac Oistigin which is probably derived from the pet form of the English name Roger, which is Hodgkin.

Cota Early Origins



The surname Cota was first found in Leix (Irish: Laois) formerly known as Queen's County, located in central Ireland, in Leinster Province, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Cota Spelling Variations


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Cota Spelling Variations



Numerous spelling variations of the surname Cota exist. A partial explanation for these variants is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Costigan, Costigen, Costigin, McCostigan and others.

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Cota Early History


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Cota Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cota research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 103 and 1039 are included under the topic Early Cota History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cota Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cota Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cota Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many destitute Irish families in the 18th and 19th centuries decided to leave their homeland, which had in many ways been scarred by English colonial rule. One of the most frequent destinations for these families was North America where it was possible for an Irish family to own their own parcel of land. Many of the early settlers did find land awaiting them in British North America, or even later in America, but for the majority of immigrants that arrived as a result of the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s the ownership of land was often a long way off. These Irish people were initially put to work on such industrial projects as the building of bridges, canals, and railroads, or they worked at manufacturing positions within factories. Whenever they arrived, the Irish made enormous contributions to the infant nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the earliest immigrants to bearer the name of Cota were found through extensive research of immigration and passenger lists: Michael, James, Joseph, Lawrence, Patt, Thomas (three of this name), and William Costigan, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1850 and 1870.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cota (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cota (post 1700)



  • Major-General Norman Daniel Cota (1893-1971), American Commanding General 28th Division (1944-1945)
  • Major General Norman Daniel "Dutch" Cota (1893-1971), United States Army officer during World War II, heavily involved in the planning and execution of the invasion of France
  • Humberto Cota (b. 1979), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Eduardo Enrique Cota (b. 1976), American professional basketball player
  • Chad Garrett Cota (b. 1971), former professional American football strong safety in the NFL
  • Leo Cota, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1952
  • Leonel Cota Montaño (b. 1958), Mexican former Governor of Baja California Sur (1999-2005)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Cota Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cota Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 January 2016 at 13:24.

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