A Clan resource for Scottish Coutts, Cootes, Coates, Cults, Colts and similar variations*
Did you know?
- Legend tells of a mighty Clan Coutts
- Geography tells of Coutts Island, Islet, Inlet, Lake, Lagoon, River, Creek, Gully, Reef, Point, Cape , Town and Village
- History and Geology tells of Clach Choutsaich, “The Stone of the Coutts”
- Heraldry records at least 7 Scots Coats of Arms.
- Finance tells of The Coutts Bank – Her Majesty the Queen's Bank.
Clach Choutsaich - "Stone of the Coutts", Corgarff, Aberdeenshire.
Welcome to the Website for the Clan Coutts.
Having spent many years undertaking our individual genealogical research we are developing an Association for the many Coutts worldwide to improve their knowledge of their family history.
The Clan Coutts Society web site has been formed so that Coutts descendants can learn more about their ancestry. As a member of the Clan Coutts Society, you'll have access to all of this web site, through which you'll be able to communicate with others who share your interest in news of the clan and Scottish heritage. You will also be able to learn about the history of our clan, our people, our tartan. Membership in the Clan Coutts Society is absolutely free, and hopefully provides some fun.
Some of the primary objectives of the Society are to reunite all those with the name Coutts and associated spellings from around the globe as one Clan with one useful web resource. To research, collect histories, biographies and genealogical information relevant to those of the name Coutts. In the above tabs, and many sub-tabs, is a lot of detail regarding the research todate. Perhaps we could eventually begin an international collaboration to start the long journey to have our Clan officially recognised? Currently we are beginning with the Scottish heraldry and history of Coutts and Cout(e)s and Couttes. Later we will look at the English families and the Scots Colt's and Coat(e)s who use similar Armorial Bearings.
'Rome was not built in a day' so this website, and the Association ,will progress in stages. We wish to hear from people who share a similar interest and could collaborate, especially those descending from a Coutts Armiger (one who holds a recognised Coat of Arms).
If you want to post your family details, please also let us know, it is easy to create a page. Please become a member by signing up, it takes no time and needs participation to thrive.
1. Family names include Coutts, Couttes, Cout, Couts, Coutes, Coutis, Couttss, Coutys, Coot, Coots, Cootes, Coats, Coates, Quhilts, Cowts, Cowtes, Cowltis, Cowtis, Cowttis, Cottis, Cotis, Coittes, Coittis, Cutis, Cult, Cults, Cultis, Coult, Coults, Coultes or Colt. One common connection is usually the use of the "stags head and pheon (arrow)" in the family coat of arms. The variations often arose because many were illiterate and a scribe noting a birth or death could use many spellings for what he heard.
2. This is site is built with a Ning Social Community platform which has some limitations. Please explore content under both Tabs AND Drop-down Tabs
3. We are not undertaking genealogical research or advice and can't respond to such requests. Please see our Links area for helpful links. We are posting information and links which we have collated. If you wish links, information or photos posted we encourage you to contact us - its easy to add a new page.