The ancestors of the Cout family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. They lived in Cults in Aberdeenshire
where the name can be found since very early times.
Early Origins of the Cout family
The surname Cout was first found in Elginshire
a former county in northeastern Scotland
, in the present day Scottish Council Area of Moray, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Cout family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cout research.Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1348, 1392, 1672, 1553, 1699, 1750, 1742, 1735, 1822, 1566, 1567, 1567 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Cout History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cout Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred
years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations
of the name Cout include Coutts, Couts, Coots, Cootes, Coutt, Cout, Coot, Coote and many more.
Early Notables of the Cout family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was John Coutts (1699-1750), a British merchant and banker, Lord Provost of Edinburgh in 1742. His fourth son, Thomas Coutts (1735-1822) was a British banker who was the founder of the banking house of Coutts & Co. It... Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cout Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cout family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence
, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Cout: John Coutts who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1839; C.F. Coutes settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1851; John Cootes settled in Virginia in 1648..
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