Cottingham is a surname with a history dating back to the middle ages in Great Britain. The earliest presence of the surname was found in 1218 in the county of Suffolk in England. During the time of the British Empire the surname spread with the colonies to areas of America, Asia, India and Australia.
Cottingham is the 490th most popular name in the UK. In the UK alone there are 83790 people with the surname Cottingham. The nineteen eleven census carried out by H.M. Treasury for the UK shows the highest number of Cottingham's in the county of Wiltshire. If a certain legal document is to be believed the early 20th century Cottingham's liked a drink or two. 115