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The name Coats belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived at the cotes which was in turn derived from the Old English word cote, which means at the cottage, which denotes that the initial bearer of this surname lived in a little cottage. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Due to the general meaning of the name, there are a few places named Coates in Britain including places in Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Lincolnshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The last dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Cotes. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)


Coats Early Origins



The surname Coats was first found in Staffordshire where the family are "descended from Richard de Cotes, who was probably son of Thomas de Coates, living in 1157, when the Black Book of the Exchequer was compiled." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
At that time, he held large estates on the Salop, Staffordshire borders.

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Coats Spelling Variations


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Coats Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Coats include Coates, Coate, Coats and others.

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Coats Early History


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Coats Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coats research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1210, 1273, 1556, 1682, 1716, 1609 and are included under the topic Early Coats History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coats Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coats Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Thomas de Cotes, Knight of a land-holding family in the Salop-Stafford area; George Cotes (or Cotys) (died 1556), an...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coats Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coats In Ireland


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Coats In Ireland



Some of the Coats family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Coats were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Coats Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Coats settled in Virginia in 1643
  • John Coats settled in Pennsylvania in 1682

Coats Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Coats, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1812
  • James, Coats Jr., aged 14, arrived in New York in 1812
  • John, Coats Jr., aged 39, arrived in New York in 1812
  • William Coats, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • John Coats, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coats Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Coats, aged 32, a stonemason, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Harmony" in 1838
  • Anne Coats, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Harmony" in 1838
  • Catherine Coats, aged 9, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Harmony" in 1838
  • Margaret Ann Coats, aged 6 months, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Harmony" in 1838

Coats Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Coats, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Margaret Coats, aged 23, a servant, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coats (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coats (post 1700)



  • Robert Roy Coats (1910-1995), Canadian-born, American geologist known for his studies of the Aleutian Islands
  • Captain, USN, RET. Michael Lloyd Coats (b. 1946), American NASA Astronaut with over 463 hours in space
  • Amelia R. Coats, American printmaker known for her small, detailed etchings
  • Janet Coats (b. 1963), American media journalism director
  • Dimitri Coats, American musician, songwriter, producer, and actor
  • Daniel Coats (b. 1984), American football fullback
  • Buck Coats (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Sir James Coats (1834-1913), 1st Baronet, English Director of J. and P. Coats Ltd, sewing cotton manufacturers
  • Lucy Coats, English author
  • Thomas Coats (1809-1883), Scottish thread manufacturer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Coats


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Suggested Readings for the name Coats



  • Coats Kin: from North Carolina to Tennessee to Arkansas by D. A. Tucker.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  11. ...

The Coats Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coats Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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