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Cottrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Cottrell reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Cottrell 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."

Early Origins of the Cottrell family


The surname Cottrell 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.

Early History of the Cottrell family


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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 Cottrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cottrell Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Cottrell has been recorded under many different variations, including Cotterell, Cotterel, Cotteral, Cotteril, Cotterill, Cottral, Cottrall, Cottrell, Cottrel, Coterall, Coterel, Coteril, Coterill, Cotrall, Cotrell, Cottrle, Cotral, Cotraul, Cotrelly and many more.

Early Notables of the Cottrell family (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...
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Migration of the Cottrell family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Cottrells were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Cottrell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ambroce Cottrell, who landed in Virginia in 1649 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jere Cottrell, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Cottrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S B Cottrell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • David Cottrell, who arrived in Arkansas in 1858 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Cottrell, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Am. Cottrell, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1896

Cottrell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Cottrell, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Annie Cottrell, aged 44, who landed in America from Newport, in 1906
  • Albert S. Cottrell, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Annie Marion Cottrell, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1920
  • Arthur Cottrell, aged 46, who settled in America, in 1924

Cottrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emily Cottrell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Thomas Cottrell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Elizabeth Cottrell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Peter Cottrell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • Ann Cottrell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
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Cottrell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Cottrell, aged 21, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888
  • James Cottrell, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

Contemporary Notables of the name Cottrell (post 1700)


  • James La Fayette Cottrell (1808-1885), American politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama
  • Porter Cottrell (b. 1962), American IFBB professional bodybuilder, winner of countless awards
  • Theodore John Cottrell "T. J." Cottrell Jr. (b. 1982), American football tight end
  • Melvin Cottrell (1929-2002), American Republican Party politician, Member of the New Jersey General Assembly (1992-2002)
  • Ensign Stover Cottrell (1888-1947), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1911 to 1915
  • Roswell Fenner Cottrell (1814-1892), American Seventh Day Baptist preacher, counsellor, writer, hymnist and poet
  • Erin Cottrell (b. 1975), American actress, best known for her roles in the Love Comes Softly series
  • Louis Cottrell (1878-1927), nicknamed "Old Man," American jazz drummer, father of Louis Albert Cottrell, Jr
  • Louis Albert Cottrell Jr. (1911-1978), American Louisiana Creole jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist
  • Theodore John "Ted" Cottrell (b. 1947), American former head coach for the New York Sentinels, defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings
  • ... (Another 31 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Cottrell family



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Albert E Cottrell (b. 1913), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Ryde, Isle of Wight, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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