Coat

There are two sources for this English name, the first being a locational name from any of the numerous places in England e.g., Coates in Cambridgeshire and Cotes in Leicestershire. A locational name was usually given to the lord of the manor at that place or to someone who moved from there to another village. The second source is topographical and would have denoted someone who lived in a relatively humble dwelling, a hut or cottage. The derivation is from the Old English pre 7th century "cot" or "cote" meaning cottage or shelter. The surname was common in medieval England and since it was used especially of a sheepcote, could mean a shepherd. The "s" is patronymic meaning "son of". The surname was first recorded in the late 12th Century (see below). On July 7th 1630, John Cottis married Agnes Pawmer at St. Dunstan's, Stepney, and Miles, son of John and Ann Cottis, was christened at St. Botolph without Aldgate, in July 1631. In the modern idiom, the name has ten spelling variations, e.g., Cotes, Coates, Cottis, Dallicott etc.. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Cotes, which was dated 1190, in the "Pipe Rolls of Lincolnshire", during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "The Lionheart", 1189 - 1199 Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Coat — (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a hut.] 1. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coat — can refer to any one of the following: Coat, a layer of a certain substance, usually paint. Coat (animal), the natural fur coat of an animal. Coat (clothing), an article of clothing for humans. Coat (dog), the natural fur coat of a dog. Coat of… …   Wikipedia

  • Coat — 〈[ koʊt] m. 6〉 1. (langer) Mantel, Jacke 2. Kittel [engl.] * * * Coat [koʊt ], der; [s], s [engl. coat < afrz. cote, aus dem Germ.]: dreiviertellanger Mantel. * * * Coat   [kəʊt, englisch] der, ( …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Coat — (k[=o]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coating}.] 1. To cover with a coat or outer garment. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover with a layer of any substance; as, to coat a jar with tin foil; to coat a ceiling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coat — early 14c., outer garment, from O.Fr. cote coat, robe, tunic, overgarment, from a Germanic source, perhaps Frank. *kotta coarse cloth (Cf. O.S. kot woolen mantle, O.H.G. chozza cloak of coarse wool, Ger. Kotze a coarse coat ), of unknown origin.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Coat — (Fabric) Very strong and coarse jute or hemp plain weave fabric, which is usually tarred and used on ships. COAT The garment so called at present was not seen in its original shape previous to the second half of the 17th century, but the word was …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • coat — [n1] animal hair crust, ectoderm, epidermis, felt, fleece, fur, hide, husk, integument, leather, membrane, pelage, pellicle, pelt, peltry, protective covering, rind, scale, scarfskin, shell, skin, wool; concept 399 coat [n2] covering bark,… …   New thesaurus

  • coat — [kōt] n. [ME cote, a coat < OFr < Frank * kotta, coarse cloth; akin to Ger kotze, shaggy overcoat] 1. a sleeved outer garment opening down the front and varying in length, as a suit jacket or a topcoat or overcoat 2. a natural outer… …   English World dictionary

  • Coat — bezeichnet: Coat Méal, Gemeinde im französischen Département Finistère Job Joseph Coat, bretonischer Schriftsteller Siehe auch: Coad Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterschei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • coat|ed — «KOH tihd», adjective. 1. having or covered with a coat or coating. 2. wearing a coat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coat — [kout] der; [s], s <aus engl. coat »Mantel«, dies über altfr. cote aus galloroman. *cotta> dreiviertellanger Mantel …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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