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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) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 23) Norman Cota. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Cota/Norman_Daniel/USA.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alfonso Humberto Robles Cota (1931-2017), Mexican Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tepic, Mexico, from 1981 to 2008
  • Leonel Cota Montaño (b. 1958), Mexican former Governor of Baja California Sur (1999-2005)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 23) Norman Cota. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Cota/Norman_Daniel/USA.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
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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 10 January 2017 at 13:22.

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