Coudant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Coudant comes from Cuthbert in the patronymic form where it was used as son of Cutt.

Early Origins of the Coudant family

The surname Coudant was first found in Norfolk. The Cowden variant come from Cowden, a small village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent.

Important Dates for the Coudant family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coudant research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1550 and 1595 are included under the topic Early Coudant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coudant Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Coudant has appeared include Cutting, Cudden, Cudding, Cuttin, Cutten, Cuttan, Cuddan, Cuddin, Cuddon, Cuding, Cuting, Cuden, Cutin, Cutine, Cudan, Cudane, Coudan, Couding, Coutting, Coutten, Couttan, Couttin, Cutton and many more.

Early Notables of the Coudant family (pre 1700)

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Coudant migration to the United States

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Coudant arrived in North America very early:

Coudant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • August Coudant, aged 3, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Francoise Coudant, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Oume Coudant, aged 32, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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