The names Coulter and Colter in Ireland are derived form the native Gaelic O'Coltair Sept that was located in County Down in the North of the country. The town of Ballycolter still exists and it is here and in neighbouting Counties that the majority of descendants can still be found.

Origen: Escocés. Coulter is a Dalriadan-Scottish name for a person who lives in or near Coulter in Lanarkshire or Aberdeenshire, in Scotland. The surname Coulter is derived from the Gaelic phrase, cúl tir, which means, black land. Coulter is therefore a local surname, of which there are many types. For instance, topographic surnames could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. In this case, the surname is both topographical, in that it comes from the phrase, black land, and local in the general sense, since it comes from the place-name, Coulter. First found in Lanarkshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

Variantes: Coulter, Colter, Coalter, Coultere, Coultar, Coultur, Coltar, Coltur, Coltir, Coltire y otros.


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