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Couts History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Couts family

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.

Early History of the Couts family

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Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1348, 1392, 1672, 1553, 1699, 1750, 1742, 1735, 1822, 1566, 1567, 1567 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Couts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Couts family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was John Coutts (1699-1750), a British merchant and banker, Lord Provost of Edinburgh in 1742. His fourth son, Thomas Coutts (1735-1822) was a British banker who was the founder of the banking house of Coutts & Co. It...
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Migration of the Couts family to the New World and Oceana

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Couts (post 1700)

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

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