The surname ‘Cotton’ originates from England. It is derived from the habitation name from any of the numerous places so called throughout England so called from the dated plural of the Old English word ‘cot’ meaning ‘cottage’, ‘dwelling’. In French it is a diminutive of the name ‘Cotte’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Cotton’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Robert de Cottone’, from the county of Cambridgeshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Reverand John Cotton’, he was Vicar of the Church of St Randolph 1612-1633, letters missive were issued against him from the High Commision Court when he began to break away from the main body of the Church, and friends. Being unable to help him, advised him to emigrate to New England. In 1633 he embark… Coat of arms: Argent a bend sable between …
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