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Coutts Surname History



Coutts is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The Coutts family lived in Cults in Aberdeenshire where the name can be found since very early times.

Early Origins of the Coutts family


The surname Coutts 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 Coutts family


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

Coutts Spelling Variations


The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Coutts has been spelled Coutts, Couts, Coots, Cootes, Coutt, Cout, Coot, Coote and many more.

Early Notables of the Coutts family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Coutts family to the New World and Oceana


The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Coutts:

Coutts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hercules Coutts, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1709 [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)

Coutts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Coutts who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1839
  • C Coutts, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)

Coutts Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Janet Coutts, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indus" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm

Coutts Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Coutts, aged 25, a millwright, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Mary Coutts, aged 29, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • James Coutts, aged 3, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Helen Coutts, aged 11 mths., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • James Coutts, aged 23, a miner, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Coutts (post 1700)


  • George W. Coutts, American politician, Mayor of Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1937 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George A. Coutts, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1972 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Flora J. Coutts, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1940 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Lehman Ashmead Bartlett Burdett Coutts (1851-1921), American-born, British Conservative politician
  • Frederick Coutts (1899-1986), the Scottish 8th General of The Salvation Army
  • Paul Coutts (b. 1988), Scottish footballer
  • Thomas Coutts (1735-1822), Scottish banker was the founder of the banking house of Coutts & Co
  • James Ryan Coutts (b. 1987), English footballer
  • Ben Coutts (b. 1979), Australian rugby union footballer
  • Sir Walter Fleming Coutts (1912-1988), British colonial administrator and was Uganda 's last Governor before independence
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Coutts family



RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Mary Winnie Coutts, (née Trainer), aged 36, English Third Class passenger from London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 2 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Master William Loch "Willie" Coutts, aged 9, English Third Class passenger from London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 2 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Master Neville Leslie Coutts, aged 3, English Third Class passenger from London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 2 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

See Also



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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) INDUS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Indus.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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