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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cottam

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Alt. Meaning

C is for congenial, your pleasing way.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

T is for treat, that you always are.

A is for attractive, inside and out

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cottam

Harold was born on January 27th, 1891 in Southwell, Nottinghamshire. He breathed his last breath on May 30th, 1984.


Thomas Cottam is a cleric.


Brad Cottam is a football player. He was most active from 2008 to present. Brad was born on November 28th, 1984 in Germantown, Tennessee.


Bob Cottam is a cricketer. Bob was born on October 16th, 1944 in Cleethorpes.


Hilary was born in 1965.


John Cottam is a soccer player for the Nottingham Forest F.C., Mansfield Town F.C., Lincoln City F.C., Chesterfield F.C., Chester City F.C., Scarborough F.C., Burton Albion F.C., and Metropolitan Police F.C. John was born on June 5th, 1950 in Warsop.


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Popularity of Cottam as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cottam U.S.
  White 95.28% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.33% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cottam

People with the last name Cottam are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Cottam

  • How Popular is the name Cottam? As a last name Cottam was the 22,791st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Cottam first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cottam is Tuesday, December 3rd, 1889.
  • How unique is the name Cottam? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cottam. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cottam: Your name in reverse order is Mattoc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Toctam. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cottam? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,124 people with the last name Cottam.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cottam? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cottam as their last name since less than 1 person in 263k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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