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Couty Surname History



The ancestors of the first family to use the name Couty lived among the ancient Scottish people called the Picts. The Couty family lived in Cults in Aberdeenshire where the name can be found since very early times.


Early Origins of the Couty family


The surname Couty 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 Couty family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Couty research.
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 Couty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Couty Spelling Variations


In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Couty has appeared Coutts, Couts, Coots, Cootes, Coutt, Cout, Coot, Coote and many more.

Early Notables of the Couty 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 Couty family to the New World and Oceana


Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Couty:

Couty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marceline Couty, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1914
  • Marguerite Couty, aged 34, who landed in America from Panama City, Panama, in 1918
  • Norman Milne Couty, aged 57, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Rene Couty, aged 36, who landed in America from St. Chamond, France, in 1922

Couty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Couty, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Royal Albert" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 6th March 1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Couty, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Royal Albert" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 6th March 1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss. Emily Couty, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Royal Albert" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 6th March 1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. John Couty, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Royal Albert" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 6th March 1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • J. C. Couty, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Viscount Canning" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Couty (post 1700)


  • Louis Couty (1854-1884), French physician and physiologist

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Citations


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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