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The COTTOM surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 883 26078 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 228 17477 0.000 5
Change since 1880 +655 -8601 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 88 15937 0.001 5
United Kingdom 309 12494 0.001 7
Top States for COTTOM by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 167 7424 0.001 14
Oklahoma 71 4978 0.002 21
Indiana 62 9476 0.001 10
Florida 59 22597 0.000 4
Ohio 53 19283 0.000 5
Top States for COTTOM by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 71 4978 0.002 21
Montana 17 6800 0.002 19
Idaho 20 7339 0.002 15
Pennsylvania 167 7424 0.001 14
Indiana 62 9476 0.001 10

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called COTTOM live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called COTTOM represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called COTTOM in Pennsylvania than any other state, but you are more likely to find a COTTOM by picking someone at random in Oklahoma than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of COTTOM

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the COTTOM surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the COTTOM surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of COTTOM in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 631 71.46
Black/African American 183 20.72
White (Hispanic) 34 3.85
Mixed Race 31 3.51
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the COTTOM surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of COTTOM in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of COTTOM.

Similar names to COTTOM

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COTTOM.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for COTTOM

The following words are slight variants of COTTOM that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.