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The name Cottingham first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in either of two places called Cottingham. One was a parish near Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and the other is a parish located two miles from Rockingham in the county of Northampton. Thus, the surname Cottingham belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Cottingham Early Origins



The surname Cottingham was first found in Yorkshire at Cottingham, a village and civil parish in the East Riding which dates back to the Domesday Book when it was listed as Cotingeham. "This place is of considerable antiquity, and was known as of some importance when Domesday Book was compiled. Leland, in his Collectanea, states that William d'Estoteville or Stuteville, sheriff of Yorkshire, entertained King John here, and obtained from that monarch, in the year 1200, permission to hold a market and fair, and to embattle and fortify his residence." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place name literally means "homestead of the family or followers of a man called Cott or Cotta" derived from the Old English personal name + inga + ham. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Baynard Castle, sometimes named "castle at Cottingham" or "Stuteville's castle" was a moated castle built in the 12th and 13th centuries in the village. Sarum Manor is located in the southern half of the ruins of castle. The Northamptonshire Cottingham was similarly listed with the same spelling in the Domesday Book. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
"A massive ring of pure gold was found in 1841, on the borders of Rockingham Forest, apparently of great antiquity, and in good preservation; it is inscribed in Saxon characters with legends supposed to be of talismanic character, and was probably worn as an amulet." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
One of the first records of the name was Robertus de Cotyngham who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Cottingham Spelling Variations


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Cottingham Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Cottingham has appeared include Cottingham, Cotingham, Cattingham, Catingham and others.

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Cottingham Early History


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Cottingham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cottingham research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1300, 1370, 1349, 1356, 1579, 1652 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Cottingham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cottingham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cottingham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Thomas de Cottingham ( c. 1300-1370), an English cleric and judge ho toook his name from his birth place at Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, Keeper of the Great Seal in 1349 and Master of the...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cottingham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cottingham arrived in North America very early:

Cottingham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Cottingham, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Catherine Cottingham, who arrived in Jamaica in 1679

Cottingham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Cottingham arrived in Philadelphia in 1856
  • James Cottingham, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1860
  • Septimus, Thomas, and Edward, Cottingham, all arrived in Philadelphia in 1870

Cottingham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Cottingham, aged 29, a plumber, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Ascendant"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cottingham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cottingham (post 1700)



  • Bob Cottingham (b. 1966), American fencer at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Laura Cottingham (b. 1959), American art critic curator and visual artist
  • Robert Cottingham (b. 1935), American Photorealist painter
  • Claybrook C. Cottingham (1881-1949), American educator, 3rd President of Louisiana College (1910-1941), 10th President of Louisiana Tech (1941-1949)
  • G. R. Cottingham, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1920
  • John Cottingham, English philosopher, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Reading
  • Lewis Nockalls Cottingham (1787-1847), English architect and antiquary
  • William McOvat Cottingham (1905-1983), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Argenteuil (1948-1966)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Cottingham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cottingham 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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