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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈkəʊts/(British English) /ˈkoʊts/(American English)  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsCotes, Coats

Meaning & History

Name for a cottager or a person who lived in a humble dwelling, derived from Old English cote meaning "cottage, hut". It could also be used as a habitational name for someone from any of numerous locations with this name.
Added 7/12/2019 by By a Coates
Edited 4/29/2021 by HL