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The family name Cottman is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a horse breeder.

Cottman Early Origins



The surname Cottman was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Cottman Spelling Variations


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Cottman Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cottman include Coltman, Coultman and others.

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Cottman Early History


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Cottman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cottman research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 136 and 1365 are included under the topic Early Cottman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cottman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cottman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cottman 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Cottman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Cottman, who landed in New York in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cottman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cottman (post 1700)



  • William Cottman, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, 1834-61
  • Joseph Stewart Cottman (1803-1863), American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1831-32, 1834, 1839; Member of Maryland State Senate, 1836-37; U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1851-53
  • H. D. Cottman, American politician, Mayor of Wichita, Kansas, 1932-33

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Cottman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cottman 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 10 March 2016 at 00:32.

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