The Cottard name comes from that Medieval landscape of southern France known as Languedoc
. The name Cottard was originally derived from the family having lived in Languedoc
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Cottard family
The surname Cottard was first found in Languedoc
, where they are recorded as one of the distinguished ancient families of that region.
Early History of the Cottard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cottard 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 Cottard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cottard Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Cottard, some of which 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.
Early Notables of the Cottard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cottard family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Cottard were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cottard were Eliz Cote, aged 22; who settled in Virginia in 1635; Johann Hennrich Cothe settled in Pennsylvania in 1738; Auguste Kott, aged 27; settled in Texas in 1846.