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Coalter Surname History



Coalter is a Dalriadan-Scottish name, no doubt originally for a person who lived in or near Coulter in Lanarkshire or Aberdeenshire, in Scotland. The surname Coalter is derived from the Gaelic phrase, cúl tir, which means, black land. Coalter is therefore a local surname, of which there are many types. For instance, topographic surnames could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. In this case, the surname is both topographical, in that it comes from the phrase, black land, and local in the general sense, since it comes from the place-name, Coulter.


Early Origins of the Coalter family


The surname Coalter was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Coalter family


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Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1226 and 1281 are included under the topic Early Coalter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coalter Spelling Variations


Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Coalter has appeared in various documents spelled Coulter, Colter, Coalter, Coultere, Coultar, Coultur, Coltar, Coltur, Coltir, Coltire and many more.

Early Notables of the Coalter family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Coalter family to Ireland


Some of the Coalter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Coalter family to the New World and Oceana


Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Coalter family emigrate to North America:

Coalter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Coalter, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Coalter (post 1700)


  • John D. Coalter, American politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention 1st District, 1845-46 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) John Coalter. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carl C. Coalter, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 7th District, 1913-24 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Carl Coalter. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Coalter (1771-1838), Virginia lawyer
  • John Coalter Bates (1842-1919), American General, who served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from January to April 1906

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) John Coalter. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Carl Coalter. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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