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Early Origins of the Coltart family


The surname Coltart was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), 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.

Early History of the Coltart family


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Coltart Spelling Variations


Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Coltart has appeared as Coltart, Colthart, Colthard, Colthert, Coltert, Coulthard and many more.

Early Notables of the Coltart family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Coltart family to the New World and Oceana


The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Coltart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Coltart who arrived in Philadelphia in 1841
  • Robert Coltart, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • J C Coltart, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Coltart Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Coltart, aged 48, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "City of Marseilles" from Bombay, India [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6H8-BP6 : 6 December 2014), William Coltart, 17 Dec 1920; citing departure port Bombay, India, arrival port New York, ship name City of Marseilles, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Robert S Coltart, aged 45, originally from Montreal, Canada, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C1-ZJQ : 6 December 2014), Robert S Coltart, 28 Mar 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Georgina Coltart, aged 25, originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FH-FZW : 6 December 2014), Georgina Coltart, 27 Aug 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • James Coltart, aged 44, originally from Liverpool, England, who arrived in NEW YORK in 1921 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KK-PQQ : 6 December 2014), James Coltart, 22 Nov 1921; citing departure port LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, arrival port NEW YORK, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Coltart (post 1700)


  • Andrew John Coltart (b. 1970), Scottish professional golfer and TV commentator
  • Nina Coltart (1927-1997), British psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, and essayist
  • David Coltart (b. 1957), Zimbabwean lawyer, Christian leader and politician, Minister of Education, Sport and Culture of Zimbabwe (2009-2013)

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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6H8-BP6 : 6 December 2014), William Coltart, 17 Dec 1920; citing departure port Bombay, India, arrival port New York, ship name City of Marseilles, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C1-ZJQ : 6 December 2014), Robert S Coltart, 28 Mar 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FH-FZW : 6 December 2014), Georgina Coltart, 27 Aug 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KK-PQQ : 6 December 2014), James Coltart, 22 Nov 1921; citing departure port LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, arrival port NEW YORK, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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