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Cotterell is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a serf or bond tenant who held a cottage by service. The name is derived from the Old English cote, which means "shelter," or "cottage."

Cotterell Early Origins



The surname Cotterell was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Cotterell Spelling Variations


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Cotterell Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Cotterell has been recorded under many different variations, including Cotterell, Cotterel, Cotteral, Cotteril, Cotterill, Cottral, Cottrall, Cottrell, Cottrel, Coterall, Coterel, Coteril, Coterill, Cotrall, Cotrell, Cottrle, Cotral, Cotraul, Cotrelly and many more.

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Cotterell Early History


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Cotterell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cotterell research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1691, 1572, 1631, 1621, 1624, 1624, 1615, 1701, 1641, 1654, 1710, 1686 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Cotterell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cotterell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cotterell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Cotterell DCL (died 1572), from Wiltshire, an English clergyman and academic at the University of Oxford, one of the founding fellows of Jesus College, Oxford; Sir Clement Cotterell (died 1631), an English courtier and politician, Member of Parliament for Grantham (1621-1624) and...

Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cotterell 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Cotterells were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Cotterell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Cotterell who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Edward Cotterell, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Edward Cotterell, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Walter Cotterell, who landed in Maryland in 1640
  • Mary Cotterell, who landed in Virginia in 1649
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cotterell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rose Cotterell, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Thomas Cotterell, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Richard Cotterell, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Cotterell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W D Cotterell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • R Cotterell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Cotterell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Cotterell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm

Cotterell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John S Cotterell landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Fifeshire

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cotterell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cotterell (post 1700)



  • Leo Cotterell (1974-1993), English football defender who played from 1993 to 1998
  • Sir John Henry Geers Cotterell (b. 1935), 6th Baronet of Garnons in the County of Hereford, English peer
  • Sir Richard Charles Geers Cotterell CBE (1907-1978), 5th Baronet of Garnons in the County of Hereford, English peer
  • Sir John Richard Geers Cotterell (1866-1937), 4th Baronet of Garnons in the County of Hereford English peer, Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire
  • Sir Geers Henry Cotterell (1834-1900), 3rd Baronet of Garnons in the County of Hereford, English peer
  • Sir John Henry Cotterell (1830-1847), 2nd Baronet of Garnons in the County of Hereford, English peer
  • Sir John Geers Cotterell (1757-1845), 1st Baronet of Garnons in the County of Hereford, English peer
  • Thomas Paul Cotterell (b. 1977), English cricketer who played for Gloucestershire as a left-handed tail-end batsman and a left-arm slow bowler

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  11. ...

The Cotterell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cotterell 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.

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