• Cotter in 1659.

  • Cotter births mapped 1864-1913

  • Cotter 1901 census map

  • Cotter 1911 census map

  • Cotter Roman Catholic baptisms new!

    The surname

  • Family histories: 3

Parishes where Cotter and a second surname are found together


Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:4Armagh:1Belfast city:4Clare:28
Cork:450Cork city:41Down:16Fermanagh:1
Limerick:26Limerick city:1Louth:4Tipperary:9

Surname Dictionary

Cotter Very numerous: mainly Cork and Munster, E Ulster. Ir. Mac Coitir, originally Mac Oitir, from a Norse personal name (the Gaels were quite prepared to adopt foreign names). The name has always been associated with Cork. IF.
Mac Coitir Cotter: an-líonmhar: Mumhain, i gCorcaigh ach go h-áirithe. Ón ainm Lochlannach Ottar. Bhí siad suite ag Carraig Thuathail, Corcaigh.SGG & IF.
MacCotter Quite numerous: Antrim etc. Ir. Mac Oitir, from Norse first name Ottar. Primarily Scottish as the name is always Cotter in the south and Irish is Mac Coitir.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Cottar: 4
Cotter: 641
Cottor: 5
McCotter: 25

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Mac Coitir
O Cotter

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