Coote Family History
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Coote Name Meaning
English: from Middle English co(o)te ‘coot’, applied as a nickname for a bald or stupid man. The bird was regarded as bald because of the large white patch, an extension of the bill, on its head. It is less easy to say how it acquired the reputation for stupidity.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Foote, Cote, Conte, Coots, Coe, Crute, Corte, Cooper, Motte, Coomer