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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Polish : nickname from kotara ‘curtain’.
  • Czech (Kot’ara) : nickname for a lame person, from the Czech dialect word kot’ara ‘leg’.
  • Czech : from the personal name Chtěbor.
  • Possibly also a reduced form of Greek Kotaras or Kotaridis, derivatives of the personal name Kotas, a pet form of Konstantinos (see Constantine), + the augmentative suffix -aras.

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