Coote History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Coote comes from a name for 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 Coote family

The surname Coote 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 Coote family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coote research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1201, 1219, 1227, 1610, 1661, 1622, 1672, 1738, 1800, 1642, 1600, 1602, 1605, 1620, 1683, 1636, 1700, 1683, 1689, 1695 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Coote History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coote Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Coote include Coote, Cootes, Coot and others.

Early Notables of the Coote family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Coote family to Ireland

Some of the Coote family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 242 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Coote migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Coote or a variant listed above:

Coote Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Adam Coote, who landed in Virginia in 1639 [1]
  • Jeremy Coote, who arrived in Maryland in 1639 [1]
  • Hierom Coote, who arrived in Maryland in 1640 [1]
  • William Coote, who settled in Virginia in 1649
  • Francis Coote, who landed in Virginia in 1649 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Coote Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elianor Coote, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [1]
Coote Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Clement T Coote, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1817 [1]

Canada Coote migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coote Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Peter Coote, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Mr. Charles Coote, aged 3 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ganges" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]
  • Mrs. Margaret Coote, aged 33 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Odessa" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 24th August 1847 [2]
  • Mr. Samuel Coote, aged 40 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Naomi" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]

Australia Coote migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Coote Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Coote, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • William Coote, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett" [4]
  • John Coote, aged 50, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"
  • George Coote, aged 16, a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"
  • Eliza Coote, aged 19, a needlewoman, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Coote migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Coote Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Coote, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Hamilla Mitchell" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 30th November 1853 [5]
  • Captain Henry Joseph Coote, (b. 1820), aged 34, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [5]
  • Mrs. Rhoda Carlton Coote, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [5]
  • Mr. Coote, American settler travelling from Honolulu aboard the ship "Nebraska" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 9th April 1873 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Coote (post 1700) +

  • Steve Coote (b. 1970), English darts player
  • Robert Coote (1909-1982), English actor who typically played aristocrats or British military officers; he created the role of Colonel Hugh Pickering in the Broadway production of My Fair Lady
  • Ken Coote (1928-2003), English football defender
  • Charles Henry Coote (1840-1899), English librarian at the British Museum
  • Sir Colin Coote (1894-1979), English member of Parliament, and journalist, who compiled and wrote of his friend Sir Winston Churchill
  • Ms. Alice Mary Coote O.B.E. (b. 1968), born in Frodsham, Cheshire, British lyric Mezzo-Soprano, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Music [6]
  • Alistair "Ali" Coote, Scottish footballer who plays for Dundee United
  • Ron Coote AM (b. 1944), Australian former representative rugby league player
  • Michelle Louise Coote FRSC FAA, Australian polymer chemist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences (FAA)
  • Lachlan Coote (b. 1990), Australian professional rugby league footballer
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Cornwall
  • Dermot Chenevix Coote, British Lieutenant Engineer aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking [7]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr.  Ronald Claude Coote, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, was killed in action [8]
  • Mr. Ronald Claude Coote, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [8]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Arthur G. Coote, British Marine with the Royal Marine aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [9]


The Coote 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.


  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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARSHALL BENNETT 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marshallbennett1852.shtml
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  7. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A
  8. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  9. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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