Coulthard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Coulthard family

The surname Coulthard was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Coulthard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coulthard research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coulthard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coulthard Spelling Variations

Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Coulthard has appeared as Coltart, Colthart, Colthard, Colthert, Coltert, Coulthard and many more.

Early Notables of the Coulthard family (pre 1700)

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Coulthard migration to the United States

The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Coulthard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Coulthard, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1872 [1]
Coulthard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Robert Coulthard, aged 26, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Royal George" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • Robert Coulthard, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Royal George" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • Robert Coulthard, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Royal George" from Liverpool, England [4]
  • George Coulthard, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Kaiserin Augusta Victoria" from Liverpool, England [5]

Coulthard migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coulthard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Robert Coulthard, who landed in Canada in 1816

Coulthard migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Coulthard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jane Coulthard, aged 22, a milliner, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [6]
  • William Coulthard, aged 16, a farmer, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [6]
  • John Coulthard, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima" [7]

Coulthard migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Coulthard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Coulthard, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th August 1859 [8]
  • Mr. Thomas Coulthard, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th August 1859 [8]
  • Mr. Joseph Coulthard, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th August 1859 [8]
  • Mr. Frank Coulthard, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th August 1859 [8]
  • Mr. Thomas Coulthard, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th August 1859 [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Coulthard (post 1700)

  • Michael Sean Coulthard (b. 1968), known by his stage name Michael Cole, an American professional wrestling commentator, show host, voice actor and former journalist
  • William Sanderson "Bill" Coulthard (1923-2005), American-born, Canadian basketball player at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Isaac Coulthard (b. 1812), American founder of Coulthard Brewery in 1792, later renamed The Old Brewery
  • David Marshall Coulthard MBE (b. 1971), Scottish former Formula One racing driver
  • Faith Coulthard (b. 1933), birth name of Faith Thomas, an Australian former cricketer and hockey player
  • Belinda Coulthard (b. 1958), birth name of Belinda Noonan, an Australian former competitive figure skater who won silver at the 1977 Golden Spin of Zagreb and the Australian national title during the 1979–1980 season
  • William "Billy" Coulthard (1932-1937), English footballer
  • Alan George Weall Coulthard (1924-1988), British jurist, broadcaster, writer and Liberal Party politician
  • John and Ralph Coulthard, English co-founders of John Coulthard and Son, a steam locomotive manufacturer in 1835, later renamed Black, Hawthorn and Company
  • Alice Coulthard (b. 1983), English actress, best known for her role as Maisie Wylde in Emmerdale
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Coulthard family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. James R Coulthard, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [9]

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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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QB-62D : 6 December 2014), Robert Coulthard, 27 Mar 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Royal George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67V-CY3 : 6 December 2014), Robert Coulthard, 16 May 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Royal George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J646-L61 : 6 December 2014), Robert Coulthard, 22 Jul 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Royal George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6H7-56L : 6 December 2014), George Coulthard, 09 Sep 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque FATIMA 1850, 521 tons. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Fatima.htm
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
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