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5/3/2019, 6:51 PM SeaHorse15
5/24/2017, 12:03 PM cottrellk

Name Cottrell
Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. kaw-trel, kah-trel, ku-trel (English)
Other Forms FormsCotterell, Cotterel, Cotteral, Cotteril, Cotterill, Cottral, Cottrall, Coterall, Coterel, Coteril, Coterill, Cotrall, Cottrle, Cotral, Cotraul, Cotrelly
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

First found in Derbyshire where the family "Cottrell" held a family seat and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege lord for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings, 1066CE

A serf or bond tenant who held a cottage by service. Derived from Old English "cote", which means "shelter" or "cottage" and Old French "coterel", a diminutive of "cotier" which means "cottager"
Added 5/24/2017 by cottrellk