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Cotterill is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Cotterill is 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."

Cotterill Early Origins



The surname Cotterill 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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Cotterill Spelling Variations


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Cotterill Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled 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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Cotterill Early History


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Cotterill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cotterill 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 Cotterill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cotterill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cotterill 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 Cotterill 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cotterill or a variant listed above:

Cotterill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Cotterill, who arrived in New England in 1668

Cotterill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Timothy Cotterill, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1765
  • Timothy Cotterill arrived in Boston in 1765

Cotterill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Willis Cotterill, who arrived in Colorado in 1891

Cotterill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Cotterill, aged 1, who landed in America from Birmingham, England, in 1907
  • Lena Cotterill, aged 10, who landed in America from Wolsall, England, in 1908
  • Louisa Cotterill, aged 6, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1911
  • Mary Cotterill, aged 29, who settled in America from Derby, England, in 1911
  • Frank Cotterill, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Manchester, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cotterill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Cotterill, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

Cotterill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. Sylvanus Cotterill, aged 22, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Fifeshire" in 1842
  • Henry Cotterill arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Harriet Cotterill arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Alice Cotterill arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Ellen Cotterill arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cotterill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cotterill (post 1700)



  • George Fletcher Cotterill (1865-1958), American civil servant and politician
  • Matthew S. Cotterill, American politician, Member of Nebraska Territorial House of Representatives, 1860
  • George Fletcher Cotterill (1865-1958), American Democrat politician, Member of Washington State Senate, 1907-11; Mayor of Seattle, Washington, 1912-14; Commissioner, Port of Seattle, 1922-34
  • C. T. Cotterill, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1972
  • Stephen "Steve" Cotterill (b. 1964), retired English footballer and current manager of Nottingham Forest
  • James Cotterill (b. 1982), retired English footballer
  • George Huth Cotterill (1868-1950), England international footballer, son of George Edward Cotterill
  • George Edward Cotterill (1839-1913), English cricketer
  • Colin Cotterill (b. 1952), English-born, Australian teacher, writer and cartoonist
  • Rodney Cotterill (1933-2007), Anglo-Danish physicist and neuroscientist
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cotterill Historic Events


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Cotterill Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Liza Oakley Cotterill (1861-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from London, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Frank Cotterill, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Henry "Harry" Cotterill (d. 1912), aged 20, English Second Class passenger from Penzance, Cornwall who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

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