COAT OF ARMS
|How many Coulthart families are there?
Thanks to the Internet, it is now possible to know approximately how many Coulthart families there are in the world. In January 1999 a search was done on the following websites which list the names, addresses and telephone numbers of individuals located in the countries referenced. Be advised that all of the names on these websites are not 100% accurate. Sometimes a name is listed twice while another name many not be listed at all or is listed under an incorrect spelling. There may be more Coulthart families out there who live in countries where the white pages are not yet online or were not searched.
The table below shows how the surname is currently distributed. The most families are found in the United Kingdom where the surname originated. North America is a close second with 542 families distributed across Canada and the U.S.A. Most of the Canadians live in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia. In the U.S.A. there appears to be a heavy concentration of Coulthart families in the Midwest, especially in Wisconsin. In the South Pacific, 228 families can be found in Australia and New Zealand. The largest concentrations in Australia are found in the states of South Australia and Victoria.
This distribution pattern closely resembles that of typical immigrant families from the British Isles. Further research would most likely show that the earliest Coulthart immigrants settled in Canada and the U.S.A. with later immigrants heading to Australia and New Zealand.
* it appears as if this number is incorrect as this is the second most common spelling of the surname in all other countries - this could be due to the name being misspelled in the white pages in the UK.
** includes 12 from Denmark and 1 from Germany not listed in the table
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