Gaut History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Gaut name comes from that Medieval landscape of southern France known as Languedoc. The name Gaut was originally derived from the family having lived in Languedoc, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Gaut family
The surname Gaut was first found in Languedoc, where they are recorded as one of the distinguished ancient families of that region.
The Cot or Cote family were well educated and learned people and there are many instances in the records of this. The Les Cot family of Limoges developed one of the first printing methods, with hot lead type, which they took to Paris in the 1600's. Pierre was an author of a book on the origins of printing in 1707.
Jean Pierre Cote, a noted poet, was born in Briancon in 1810. Jean-Leopold left on his death a "Dictionnaire de la législation des états sardes" in 1841. Jean André de Cot, descended from the Tournon branch of the family and, born in Briancon in 1789, campaigned against the war of the Empire, and his son Alexis was the owner of the "Journal de Tournon".
Jean Cote settled in Quebec in 1634 and married Anne Martin on 17th November 1635. Together they had five sons that carried on the family name of Cote. Jean was buried in Quebec on 28th March 1661. 
Important Dates for the Gaut family
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Gaut Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Gaut include Cote, Cot, Cotte, Cott, Kott, Kote, Cotée, Cotet, Cotin, Coton, Cottet, Cottin, Cotton, Cotard, Cottard, Lacotte, Cotté, Cottu, Cottarel, Cottebrune, Cotner, Cottez and many more.
Early Notables of the Gaut family (pre 1700)
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Gaut migration to the United States
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Gaut has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gaut were
Gaut Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- David Gaut, who landed in America in 1853 
Gaut migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gaut Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- H Gaut, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
Contemporary Notables of the name Gaut (post 1700)
- Slim Gaut (1893-1964), American film actor who appeared in over 15 films between 1940 and 1956
- Dr Geoffrey Charles Gaut CBE (1909-1992), British pioneering scientist in the semiconductor industry, board member of the National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) from April 1966
Historic Events for the Gaut family
- Mr. Harold W. Gaut, American Seaman First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking 
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
- ^ 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)
- ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html