Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Coots. It was given to 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 Coots family
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 Coots family
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Coots Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Coots has appeared include Coote, Cootes, Coot and others.
Early Notables of the Coots family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coots family to Ireland
Some of the Coots family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Coots family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Coots arrived in North America very early:
Coots Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Coots Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Coots (post 1700)
The Coots 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.
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