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Where did the Scottish Colt family come from? What is the Scottish Colt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Colt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Colt family history?The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Colt lived in the barony of Colt or Cult in Perthshire.
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Colt has been spelled Coult, Colt, Cult, Culte, Colte, Coulte and others.
First found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colt research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1835 are included under the topic Early Colt History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Colt:
Colt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Colt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Colt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: I will transfix.
The Colt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colt 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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