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The Cot name comes from that Medieval landscape of southern France known as Languedoc. The name Cot was originally derived from the family having lived in Languedoc, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Cot Early Origins



The surname Cot was first found in Languedoc, where they are recorded as one of the distinguished ancient families of that region.

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Cot Spelling Variations


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Cot Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Cot, including Cote, Cot, Cotte, Cott, Kott, Kote, Cotée, Cotet, Cotin, Coton, Cottet, Cottin, Cotton, Cotard, Cottard, Lacotte, Cotté, Cottu, Cottarel, Cottebrune, Cotner, Cottez and many more.

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Cot Early History


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Cot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cot research. Another 585 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1472, 1656, 1735, 1613, 1600, 1707, 1810, 1841, 1789, 1472, 1564, 1626, 1604, 1681, 1656 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Cot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cot Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Cot has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cot were

Cot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ramon Cot, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1803
  • Ant Jose Cot, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • John Cot, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cot (post 1700)



  • Guan Y. Cot, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 6th District, 1862-63
  • Alfred G. Cot, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Middletown, Delaware, 1890-94
  • Brigadier-General Charles Cot (1881-1945), French Commanding Officer during World War II
  • Pierre Cot, engineer of bridges and roads in Paris
  • Jean-Pierre Cot, ancient deputy, ancient minister, and European parliamentary who lives in Montmélian, France

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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    The Cot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cot Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 12 January 2016 at 13:24.

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