The Kott name comes from that Medieval landscape of southern France known as Languedoc
. The name Kott was originally derived from the family having lived in Languedoc
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Kott family
The surname Kott was first found in Languedoc
, where they are recorded as one of the distinguished ancient families of that region.
Early History of the Kott family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kott research.Another 585 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1472, 1656, 1735, 1613, 1600, 1707, 1810, 1841, 1789, 1472, 1564, 1626, 1604, 1681, 1656 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Kott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kott Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Kott, including 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 Kott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kott family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Kott has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Kott were
Kott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Auguste Kott, aged 27, settled in Texas in 1846
- Friedrich Wilheim Kott, aged 60, settled in Texas in 1846 with his wife Auguste Weymann 52
- Friedrich Wilhelm Kott, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846 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)