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Coit Early Origins



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.

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Coit Spelling Variations


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Coit Spelling Variations



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

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Coit Early History


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Coit Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coit research. Another 265 words (19 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.

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Coit Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coit Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Coit Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Coit Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W H Coit, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coit (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coit (post 1700)



  • Joshua Coit (1758-1798), American politician, Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1793-98
  • William Brainard Coit (1862-1920), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New London, 1901-04
  • Valerie Coit, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2008
  • Terrence A. Coit (b. 1947), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2004
  • 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
  • Lincoln D. Coit, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1948
  • James J. Coit, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oswego County 2nd District, 1859
  • Erastus Coit, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Norwich, 1820
  • Alfred Coit, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 7th District, 1868

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
    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. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Coit Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coit 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 13:52.

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