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Kotala Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Family name Kotala is connected to several ethnicities, most commonly it is known from Hungary or Polish area. There is a separate family name tradition of Kotala in Finland, where there are at least two different family trees named Kotala, not genetically related to each other. Finnish Kotala families have no direct genealogy history with Hungarian Kotalas, although Hungarians have some common ancestry with Finns. The name "Kotala" is derived from a Finnish word "kota", meaning the tent or hut for living in Lapland. Word "koti" means also home.

Kotala Meaning & Etymology

In Finland, the family name Kotala comes from the Finnish language "kota", meaning the tent or tii-pii for living, originally mainly used by the Lapland Sami people. There are also other family names utilizing the word "kota", for example one family from eastern Lapland recorded from the early 16th century. Their original family name was "Kalliskota", a nickname given by a visitor. Family later changed their name to "Kotala", which is more common in Finland.

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Kotala were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have given rise misspellings of Kotala. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Kotala surname are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Last names like Kotala change in how they're written as they travel across villages, family branches, and eras over time.

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