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

Cott Early Origins



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

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Cott Spelling Variations


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Cott Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Cott is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include 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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Cott Early History


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Cott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cott 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 Cott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cott Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 Cott 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 Cott were

Cott Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Cott, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Cott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Cott, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County Pennsylvania in 1853

Cott Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Cott arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cott (post 1700)



  • William H. Van Cott, American politician, Representative from New York 12th District, 1874
  • William G. Van Cott, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Albany, New York, 1922
  • Richard Van Cott, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 5th District, 1897; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1900
  • Joshua M. Van Cott, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1868
  • George E. Van Cott, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1961-72
  • David C. Van Cott, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 2nd District, 1873
  • Daniel M. Van Cott, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 23rd District, 1884
  • Cornelius Van Cott, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 8th District, 1888-89; Postmaster at New York City, New York, 1889-93, 1897-1904
  • John C. Cott, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Cott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cott 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 2 February 2016 at 09:27.

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