Re: Origin of Hugh Calkins
It's good to see your note about Calkins family genealogy.
I should first say that Bob Calkins, the author of the entry that you responded to,died sudenly of a heart attack more than a year ago. Bob was a friend and a good genealogy researcher, and we miss him.
I do not see a Coite or Coitie among the early connections of the Calkins family in New London. The one that seems most likely is a David Coit who married Elizabeth Calkins, daughter of Pember Calkins.Is that in your line?David's parents seem to be in question, but one reference indicates that the family was from Wales (not expanded upon.)
I have not encountered the name in my research in Cheshire, but it could be worth another look.
Best wishes,Ken Calkins