Coit History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Coit family

The surname Coit was first found in Carnarvonshire (Welsh: Sir Gaernarfon), a former county in Northwest Wales, anciently part of the Kingdom of Gwynedd, and today divided between the unitary authorities of Gwynedd and Conwy, where they held a family seat. The Celtic resistance north and south along the border of Wales and England was considerably increased after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Normans met more resistance from the Welsh than in the rest of England. The Welsh fought from behind their hills and mountains and tenaciously held their ground. Finally, Edward 1st, to placate this founding nation, conferred the principality of Wales upon his eldest son, who became Edward II. This brought Wales into England as an equal while the King was alive, and integral part of the royal title when on the throne. Edward III confirmed and all Princes of Wales were presented to the Welsh people at Caernarvon Castle. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Welsh surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Coit family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coit research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1444, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Coit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coit Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Coytmore, Cotmore, Cottmore, Coyttmore, Cotmour, Coytmour and many more.

Early Notables of the Coit family (pre 1700)

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Coit migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coit Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Coit, who landed in Massachusetts in 1634 [1]
Coit Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W H Coit, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Coit (post 1700)

  • William Brainard Coit (1862-1920), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New London, 1901-04 [2]
  • Valerie Coit, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2008 [2]
  • Terrence A. Coit (b. 1947), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2004 [2]
  • Robert Coit Jr. (1830-1904), American Republican politician, Mayor of New London, Connecticut, 1879; Member of Connecticut State Senate, 1880-83; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1880 [2]
  • Lincoln D. Coit, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1948 [2]
  • Joshua Coit (1758-1798), American politician, Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1793-98 [2]
  • James J. Coit, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oswego County 2nd District, 1859 [2]
  • Erastus Coit, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Norwich, 1820 [2]
  • Alfred Coit, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 7th District, 1868 [2]
  • John Coit Spooner (1843-1919), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1872; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1885-91, 1897-1907 [3]

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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