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Couts Surname History



The Couts family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. It is a name for someone who 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


Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, 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


The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants 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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