Noble surnames, such as Cottu, evoke images of the ancient province of Bourbonnais, which was the most central of all the French Provinces. The original bearer of the name Cottu, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of France. In France, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Cottu family originally lived in a village in Bourbonnais.
Early Origins of the Cottu family
The surname Cottu was first found in Bourbonnais, a historic province in the centre of France, now part of the modern département of Allier and Cher.
Early History of the Cottu family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cottu research.Another 29 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1443, 1632, 1634, 1730, 1732, 1750, 1790, 1791, 1815, 1837, 1848, 1868, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Cottu History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cottu Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Coutu, Coutin, Coutinet, Coutet, Couttet, Couton, Couthon, Coutou, Coutout, Coutouly, Coutisson, Cotin, Cotet, Coton, Cot, Cotard, Cottard, Coutil, Couture and many more.
Early Notables of the Cottu family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name in this period was Guillaume Couture, who left for Canada in 1632. In 1634 he went with other Jesuits to live with the Hurons. Alphonse-Henri-Luçon Coutouly, born in 1730, was an author, inspector of the library of Tours, and doctor of the brother of the king; Guillaume-Martin Couture was an architect in Rouen in 1732; Pierre Cot was an administrator in Montpellier in 1750; L.M. Cottard was a professor in Marseille in 1790; Gustave de Coutouly was a diplomat... Another 84 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cottu Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cottu family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cottu Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Daniel Cottu was married in 1764 in Rigaud
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