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

Early Origins of the Cotu family


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

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Early History of the Cotu family

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Early History of the Cotu family


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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 Cotu History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cotu Spelling Variations

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Cotu Spelling Variations


French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by 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 Cotu 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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Early Notables of the Cotu family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cotu family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cotu family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Cotu family to the New World and Oceana


France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 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. 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 Cotu were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cotu 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.

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