Cooulthearde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Cooulthearde family
The surname Cooulthearde 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.)
"Explained as from Coltard-Colt herd, Old English colt + hierde. Of the Coultharts of Galloway a ridiculous genealogy has been published, in which the family are traced to one Coulthartus, a Roman soldier who fought in the battle of Mons Graupius." 
We prefer to say that this legendary origin is in question and while the phonetic comparison is undeniable, we concur that this origin of the name is quite dubious. One source claims the name was actually an occupational name as in 'the coltherd'  and another claims the name is from Coudhart, a village in the department of Orne, of Argentan in Normandy. 
Early History of the Cooulthearde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cooulthearde research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1467, 1619, 1627, 1666, 1684, 1663, 1686, 1687, 1530, 1602 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Cooulthearde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cooulthearde Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Cooulthearde has been spelled Coltart, Colthart, Colthard, Colthert, Coltert, Coulthard and many more.
Early Notables of the Cooulthearde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cooulthearde family
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them: Samuel Coltart who arrived in Philadelphia in 1841; Robert Coultart arrived in St. John Island 1775.
- Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.