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The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Couts lived in Cults in Aberdeenshire where the name can be found since very early times.

Couts Early Origins



The surname Couts was first found in Elginshire a former county in northeastern Scotland, in the present day Scottish Council Area of Moray, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Couts Spelling Variations


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Couts Spelling Variations



The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Couts has been spelled Coutts, Couts, Coots, Cootes, Coutt, Cout, Coot, Coote and many more.

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Couts Early History


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Couts Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Couts research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1348, 1392, 1553, and 1672 are included under the topic Early Couts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Couts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Couts Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Couts Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Couts:

Couts Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gordon Couts, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Joad Couts, aged 0, who landed in America from St. Michaels, in 1905
  • Maria G. Couts, aged 23, who landed in America from St. Michaels, in 1905
  • Edward Couts, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Louis Couts, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Couts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Couts (post 1700)



  • Kimberly Couts (b. 1989), professional American tennis player

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