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The name Cottle has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Cottle located in the hundred of Bradford in the county of Wiltshire.

Cottle Early Origins



The surname Cottle 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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Cottle Spelling Variations


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Cottle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cottle have been found, including Cottle, Cottell, Cottel, Cothulle, Cuttil, Cuttles, Cotel, Cotella and many more.

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Cottle Early History


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Cottle Early History



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

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Cottle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cottle Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cottle In Ireland


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Cottle In Ireland



Some of the Cottle 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


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cottle, or a variant listed above:

Cottle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Cottle, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • William Cottle, aged 12, arrived in America in 1638
  • William Cottle, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1638
  • John Cottle, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Peter Cottle, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cottle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Simon Cottle, who landed in Antigua (Antego) in 1752-1756

Cottle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Cottle, aged 20, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1851

Cottle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Cottle, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Sarah Cottle, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760

Cottle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Cottle, aged 33, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"
  • Henry Cottle, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"
  • Elizabeth Cottle (aged 11) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"
  • James Cottle (aged 22), a gardener, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • Samuel Cottle, aged 22, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cottle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Cottle landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Catherine Stuart Forbes
  • Charles Cottle, aged 30, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • Mary Cottle, aged 36, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • William Cottle, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • Charles Joseph Cottle, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cottle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cottle (post 1700)



  • George Washington Cottle (1811-1836), Republic of Texas soldier who died at the Battle of the Alamo
  • Dave Cottle, American lacrosse coach
  • William G. Cottle, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County 1st District, 1898-99
  • O. J. Cottle, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1964
  • Frank Cottle, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 46th District, 1899-1900
  • Eleanor Cottle, American lumber executive
  • Josephine Cottle (1922-2009), original name of Gale Storm, the American actress and singer
  • Amos Simon Cottle (1766-1800), English translator and poet
  • Joseph Cottle (1770-1853), English publisher and author
  • Thomas Cottle (1761-1828), British lawyer on the island of Nevis
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cottle Historic Events


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Cottle Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Samuel Cottle, British Trimmer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Cecil Roy Frederick Cottle, British Cook "S", who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Reginald William Cottle (b. 1916), English Petty Officer from West Pennard, Somerset, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. 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.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

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