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Where did the English Coates family come from? What is the English Coates family crest and coat of arms? When did the Coates family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Coates family history?The ancient history of the Coates name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided at the cotes which was in turn derived from the Old English word cote, which means at the cottage, which denotes that the initial bearer of this surname lived in a little cottage.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Coates include Coates, Coate, Coats and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coates research. Another 343 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1167, 1190, 1210, 1273, 1682, 1716, 1609 and are included under the topic Early Coates History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 61 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coates Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Coates family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Coates or a variant listed above:
Coates Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Coates Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Coates Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Coates Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coates Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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