The name Cootes is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Cootes was a name used 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 Cootes family
The surname Cootes 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 Cootes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cootes 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 Cootes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cootes Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cootes include Coote, Cootes, Coot and others.
Early Notables of the Cootes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cootes family to Ireland
Some of the Cootes 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 Cootes family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cootes were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Cootes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Cootes, who landed in Virginia in 1619 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)
- John Cootes, who settled in Virginia in 1648
Cootes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. Francis Cootes, aged 7 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Odessa" departing 9th June 1847 from Dublin, Ireland; the ship arrived on 9th August 1847 but he died on board CITATION[CLOSE]
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. 70)
Cootes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Benjamin Cootes, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cromwell 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cromwell.htm
The Cootes 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.