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The name Cottell is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in Cottle located in the hundred of Bradford in the county of Wiltshire.

Cottell Early Origins



The surname Cottell was first found in Wiltshire, where Beringarius Cotel was recorded in 1084. Other records show William Cotel was originally from Normandy ( c. 1180-95).

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Cottell Spelling Variations


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Cottell Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cottell were recorded, including Cottle, Cottell, Cottel, Cothulle, Cuttil, Cuttles, Cotel, Cotella and many more.

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Cottell Early History


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Cottell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cottell research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1167, 1185, 1206, 1327, 1605, and 1803 are included under the topic Early Cottell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cottell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cottell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cottell In Ireland


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Cottell In Ireland



Some of the Cottell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cottell family emigrate to North America:

Cottell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Cottell, aged 13, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • Harriette Cottell, aged 22, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • Hear Emilie Cottell, aged 2, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834
  • Hear Ernstine Cottell, aged 8, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cottell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cottell (post 1700)



  • Philip G. Cottell, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Quito, 1943

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Cottell Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Cottell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cottell 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 13:28.

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