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Couty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Couty family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The Couty family lived in Cults in Aberdeenshire where the name can be found since very early times.

Early Origins of the Couty family


The surname Couty 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 Couty family


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Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1348, 1392, 1553, and 1672 are included under the topic Early Couty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Couty 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 Couty include Coutts, Couts, Coots, Cootes, Coutt, Cout, Coot, Coote and many more.

Early Notables of the Couty family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Couty 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 Couty:

Couty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marceline Couty, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1914
  • Marguerite Couty, aged 34, who landed in America from Panama City, Panama, in 1918
  • Norman Milne Couty, aged 57, who settled in America, in 1921
  • Rene Couty, aged 36, who landed in America from St. Chamond, France, in 1922

Couty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. C. Couty, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Viscount Canning" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Couty (post 1700)


  • Louis Couty (1854-1884), French physician and physiologist

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