Cottier is a surname. It is of English origin, but can also be an Americanized form of a French and Swiss surname.
Origin of the surname
The surname Cottier is of English origin and a variant of the surname Cotter. This English surname is a status name, for a cotter. This name is made up of the Old English elements cot "cottage", "hut" and the suffix er. In the feudal system a cotter held a cottage by service (rather than by rent). Similarly, Reaney gives the surname deriving from the Old French cotier "cottager" (see: villein). Early bearers of the English surname are Robert le Robert le Cotier in 1198; and William le Coter(e) in 1270 and 1297.
The surname Cottier, in some cases, is an Americanized form of the French Gauthier. The French surname Gauthier (also found in Switzerland) is derived from a Germanic personal name made up of the elements wald "rule" and hari, heri "army".
Use of the name
- Daniel Cottier (1837-1891) Scottish artist and stained glass designer
- Chuck Cottier, (born 1936), an American former baseball player.
- Georges Cottier, (1922-2016), a Swiss Cardinal.
- Allen Jack+Cottier, an architectural firm based in Sydney, Australia.
- Richard Cottier, (born 1974), producer,Liverpool
- "Cottier Name Meaning and History". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 12 April 2008.
- "Cotter Name Meaning and History". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 12 April 2008.
- Reaney, Percy Hilde; Wilson, Richard Middlewood (2006). A Dictionary of English Surnames (PDF) (3rd ed.). London: Routledge. p. 758. ISBN 0-203-99355-1.
- "Gauthier Name Meaning and History". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 12 April 2008.