Cooute History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Today's generation of the Cooute family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Cooute lived in Cults in Aberdeenshire where the name can be found since very early times.
Early Origins of the Cooute family
The surname Cooute was first found in Aberdeenshire. The name is "a common surname in Upper Deeside. Richard de Cotis appears as a landowner in Elgyn, 1343. In 1392 John de Cowtis and Donald de Cowtis were put to the horn as part guilty of the slaughter of Sir Walter de Ogilvy, sheriff of Angus and others. The principal family of the name was established in the earldom of Mar, Aberdeenshire, by a Crown charter in 1433, of the lands of Ochtercoull or Auchtercoul in favor of William Coutts, his brother Alexander, their cousin John, and his brother Alexander." 
Early History of the Cooute family
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Cooute Spelling Variations
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Cooute has appeared Coutts, Couts, Coots, Cootes, Coutt, Cout, Coot, Coote and many more.
Early Notables of the Cooute family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan at this time was John Coutts (1699-1750), a British merchant and banker, Lord Provost of Edinburgh in 1742. He was the "eldest son of Patrick Coutts, a tradesman in Edinburgh, and formerly of Montrose, by his wife, Christina Smith, was born on 28 July 1699. He entered into business as commission agent and dealer in grain, and rapidly acquiring capital became a negotiator of bills, a business which the banks...
Migration of the Cooute family
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Cooute: John Coutts who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1839; C.F. Coutes settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1851; John Cootes settled in Virginia in 1648..