The earliest origins of the Coot surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a person who seemed to exhibit some of the characteristics of birds. More specifically, as the name was derived from the Anglo-Saxon
word "coot," it was a surname which arose as a nickname.
Early Origins of the Coot family
The surname Coot was first found in Lancashire
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 Coot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coot research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1201, 1219, 1227, 1610, 1661, 1622, 1672, 1738, 1800, 1620, 1683, 1636, 1700, 1683, 1689, 1695 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Coot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coot Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Coot are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Coot include: Coote, Cootes, Coot and others.
Early Notables of the Coot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coot family to Ireland
Some of the Coot family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 301 words (22 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coot family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Coot or a variant listed above:
Coot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jeremy Coot who settled in Virginia in 1653
- Jerem Coot, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 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)
Coot Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mary Coot, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
The Coot Motto
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: Vincit veritas
Motto Translation: Truth conquers.