Cottier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cottier family

The surname Cottier was first found in Provence, where this noble family held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Cottier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cottier research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1492, 1558, 1609, 1654, 1663, 1700, 1704, 1810, and 1867 are included under the topic Early Cottier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cottier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cettier, Cettiez, Cettiest, Cettiait, Cettiais, Cettiaies, Cettié, Cettiée, Cestier, Settier, Sestier, Sestiez, Sestiest, Sestiait, Sestiais, Sestiaies, Sestié, Sestiée, Cetier, Cetiez, Cetiest, Cetiait, Cetiais, Cetiaies, Cetié, Cetiée and many more.

Early Notables of the Cottier family (pre 1700)

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Cottier Ranking

In France, the name Cottier is the 4,244th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [1]


Canada Cottier migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cottier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. James Cottier Jr., U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh, Cataraqui township, [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. James Cottier Sr., U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh, Cataraqui township, [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Richard Cottier U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh, Cataraqui township, [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1783 [2]

West Indies Cottier migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Cottier Settlers in West Indies in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Cottier, who landed in Jamaica in 1751 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cottier (post 1700) +

  • Charles Keith "Chuck" Cottier (b. 1936), American Major League Baseball second baseman, manager, coach and scout; he played from 1959 to 1969
  • Georges Marie Martin Cottier O.P. (1922-2016), Swiss Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop, Dominican, Theologian emeritus of the Pontifical Household
  • Alexandra "Alex" Cottier (b. 1973), English former international footballer
  • Charles Cottier (b. 1992), Australian actor, best known for his role as Dexter Walker on the Australian soap opera Home and Away
  • Daniel Cottier (1837-1891), Scottish artist and designer, founder of Cottier and Company which specialized in stained glass; in the 1880s he collaborated with Louis Tiffany and John La Farge


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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