The history of the Couttant name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from Cuthbert
in the patronymic
form where it was used as son of Cutt.
Early Origins of the Couttant family
The surname Couttant was first found in Norfolk
. The Cowden variant come from Cowden, a small village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent.
Early History of the Couttant family
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Couttant Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Couttant family name 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 Couttant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Couttant family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Couttant surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Couttant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Francois Couttant, aged 38, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)