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|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 7149 people with the Cotton surname? In that year Cotton was ranked number 569 for popularity in the UK.|
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On 6 January 2022 the 1921 England and Wales Census records were made available online via the FindMyPast website. The records have been indexed and are searchable via the usual methods. These records are only viewable on a pay-per-view basis and are not included in any of FindMyPast's existing subscriptions with the exception of the 12 month premium subscription.
Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Cotton family tree. A vast range of data is available to search ranging from census records, births, deaths and marriages, military records and immigration records to name but a few. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.
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"COTTON. Of local origin from one of the many places of the name in Perthshire, Kincardineshire, Angus, and Aberdeenshire. A common place name in Fife in the seventeenth century. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Cotton Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Cotton family tree.
Investigate Cotton Parish Records at Find My Past.
Search the UK registered births, marriages and deaths for the Cotton family name using the FreeBMD database.
Search Genealogy Bank for Cotton family records.
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Study the LDS Database for records of the Cotton family.
Research the Cotton surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original Cotton Military records.
|Did you know that there are currently 8520 people with the Cotton surname in the UK? Cotton is now ranked number 690 for popularity in the UK.|
Investigate WikiTree for user contributed Cotton family records. Collaboration is encouraged so that accuracy of Cotton data can be verified or corrected by other users.
Study MyTrees for information on the Cotton family and people looking to contact living Cotton relations.
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|Did you know that there are currently 42535 people with the Cotton surname in the USA? Cotton is ranked number 143 for popularity in the USA.|
Check out the Ellis Island Database for information on the Cotton family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.