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Coulls History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The tale of the name Coulls begins with a family who lived in Coull, in Aberdeenshire. There is also another place so named, in the Highland Region, which may have independently given rise to this surname.

Early Origins of the Coulls family


The surname Coulls was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland in the parish of Coull.

"This place is supposed to have taken its name, which signifies a 'corner,' from its situation in the south-eastern extremity of the district of Cromar. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Coull Castle was an 13th-century castle to the south of Coull. Only traces of the castle can be found today.


Early History of the Coulls family


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Coulls Spelling Variations


Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Coulls has been spelled Coull, Coul, Cowill, Cowell, Cull, Cowles, Cowl, Cowle and many more.

Early Notables of the Coulls family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Coulls family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coulls Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Jonathan Coulls, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register 1857. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml
  • Emily Coulls, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register 1857. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml
  • Susanna Coulls, aged 42, a seamstress, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register 1857. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Coulls (post 1700)


  • Deborah Coulls (b. 1955), Australian actress, known for Skyways (1979), People Watching (2011) and Lady Stay Dead (1981)

The Coulls Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cole Deum
Motto Translation: Worship God.


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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ South Australian Register 1857. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml

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