Re: john Coatta.....
I live in Vancouver, BC Canada and I believe that we are related through a distant relative who came to North America from France back in the 1600's.
One of my uncles has studied the Coatta geneology and I am certain that he can provide you with many details.
If you send your e-mail address to me I will pass it on to my uncle, Roland Coatta.
BEST REGARDS - BRUCE COATTA