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This long-established surname, widespread in Scotland and in the Ulster counties of Down and Antrim, is of locational origin either from the parish and village of Coulter in Lanarkshire, or from the lands of Coulter in Aberdeenshire, so called from the Scots Gaelic elements "cul", meaning "back", (in the sense of position) and "tir", country, land, district, territory. Locational surnames, such as this, were originally given to local landowners, and the Lord of the Manor, and especially as a means of identification to those who left their birthplace to settle elsewhere. Early examples of the surname include: Alexander de Cultre, who witnessed a grant by Maldoueny, Earl of Lennox, to Stephen de Blantyr circa 1248, and Andrew de Cultyr, who held land in Aberdeen in 1281...

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Looking for information on Catherine Elizabeth Coulter b:June 1851 Ontario Canada d: March 5 1926 in L A California. In 1880 she married James Eckley in NY. I believe her parents came from Donegal and came to Canada around 1847-48. I came across the names of Hugh Coulter and Mary Love, not sure I am on the right track. Hopefully some knows something about this family.

Jaime Calle

Hi, my father in law is Adalberto Solís Cúlter. He probably has a Coulter ancestor came from Scotland to Ecuador (southamerica) in 1880. He is looking for his ancestor: Samuel Henry Cúlter, probably from Penicuik, Midlothian. Scotland.


John howard coulter born 2 22 1896. Was my grandfather. Disappeared around 1938. Born Belmont county ohio usa. Lived in Ohio. Would like to find whatever happened to him.

Gary Coulter

I have traced my Coulter family back to 1780 in Annarundal county, Annapolis, Maryland, USA. Still searching of when they came to America


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