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Where did the English Colgrave family come from? What is the English Colgrave family crest and coat of arms? When did the Colgrave family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Colgrave family history?The distinguished surname Colgrave is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is made up of two elements, both derived from Old English: "col," meaning "cold," and "graf," meaning "grove" or "thicket." It is likely that the original bearer of the name was someone from the north who lived near a large or well-known grove.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Colgrove, Colgrave, Colegrove, Colegrave and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colgrave research. Another 302 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1610, 1620, 1640, 1663, 1717, and 1768 are included under the topic Early Colgrave History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colgrave Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Colgrave Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fidei constants
Motto Translation: Steadfast in faith.
The Colgrave Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colgrave Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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