Elizabeth Cotton

1742–11 December 1745 (Age 3)
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Cotton was born in 1742, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, William Cotton, was 25 and her mother, Esther Babb, was 24. She died on 11 December 1745, at the age of 3.

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William Cotton
1717–1777
Esther Babb
1718–1780
Elizabeth Cotton
1742–1745

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Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of numerous places named from Old English cotum (dative plural of cot) ‘at the cottages or huts’ (or sometimes possibly from a Middle English plural, coten). Examples include Coton (Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire), Cottam (East Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire), and Cotham (Nottinghamshire).2 French: from a diminutive of Old French cot(t)e ‘coat (of mail)’ ( see Cott ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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