The surname COTE is of French origin and is derived from the word 'coteau,' meaning a hillside or slope. It is commonly found in France and throughout French-speaking regions. The name may also be associated with the Canadian province of Quebec, where French settlers bearing this surname migrated in the past.
There are
Cotes in the USA
Cote is the
most common last name in the USA

Historical figures and celebrities called Cote


René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was a French explorer known for his expeditions in North America, including his discovery of the Mississippi River.


Jean-Baptiste Côté was a Canadian politician who served as the Member of Parliament for Montmagny-L'Islet from 1876 to 1885.


Sébastien Côté is a Canadian actor known for his roles in films like 'The Whole Nine Yards' and 'The Art of War.'


Alex Côté is a former professional ice hockey player who played for various teams in the National Hockey League.


Paul Cote is a Canadian swimmer who competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics, representing Canada in the 200-meter butterfly event.


Pierre Cote is a Canadian politician who served as the Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert from 1993 to 2004.


Richard Cote is a retired professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for teams like the New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets.


Melissa Cote is a Canadian actress known for her roles in television shows like 'Degrassi: The Next Generation' and 'Rookie Blue.'


Vincent Cote is a Canadian actor and playwright known for his work in the theatre, including his play 'Blind Date.'


Ginette Cote is a Canadian singer and actress known for her performances in musical theatre productions like 'Les Misérables' and 'The Phantom of the Opera.'

Cote Genealogy

OriginsThe surname 'Cote' is of French origin and is derived from the French word 'cote,' which means 'hill' or 'slope.' It may have originally referred to someone who lived near a hill or slope.
Geographic DistributionThe surname 'Cote' is most commonly found in Canada, particularly in the province of Quebec where it is one of the most frequent surnames. It is also found in other French-speaking regions such as France and parts of the United States.
VariationsVariations of the surname 'Cote' include 'Côté' and 'Coté.'
Migration and ImmigrationThe name 'Cote' has been carried by French immigrants to various countries, particularly during periods of French colonization and settlement.