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About the study

Welcome to the Coath One Name Study page.

The aim of this study is to document all information relating to those individuals who share the surname COATH wherever in the world they may have hailed from.

Variant names

As well as the surname COATH this study also looks at those people with similar names which are possibly the result of misspelling or a slip of a pen.

These names include COATHE, COUTH, and COOTH. The surnames COUCH and CODE are not included as these are the subject of other studies.

Name origin

The name COATH hails from Cornwall and the earliest reference I can find to it is in the 1400's in Newlyn East. It is believed in the cornish language to mean 'old' or 'elder'.

Historical occurrences of the name

Amongst notable individuals to share this name are Robert David Coath, the WW1 fighter ace, and John Williams Coath, the English born Australian slaver who was responsible for the law regarding kidnapping being changed.


The data that I hold contains, but is not restricted to the following: Parish register entries for baptisms, marriages and burials, census information, UK BMD details from 1837 until 2003, birth, marriage and death certificates, monumental inscriptions, military records, merchant seamans records, will and probate records, photo's and miscellaneous records and many more.