from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Cotton, John 1584-1652. English-born American cleric who was vicar of Saint Botolph's Church in England until he was summoned to court for his Puritanism. He fled to Boston, Massachusetts, where he became a civil and religious leader.
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- proper n. The name of several settlements around the world
- proper n. A habitational surname.
- proper n. A surname.
Old English cot-tūn ("cottage farmstead"), from cot ("cottage") + tūn ("homestead") (Wiktionary)
Hebrew קָתָן (katan, "small") (Wiktionary)