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Where did the Irish Coller family come from? What is the Irish Coller family crest and coat of arms? When did the Coller family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Coller family history?Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Coller is Mac Giolla Chuille. Cuille has been suggested to be an abbreviation of Mochuille, the name of a saint. However, other origins also exist for this name.
Spelling rules only evolved in the last few centuries with the invention of the printing press and the first dictionaries. Spelling variations are extremely common in names from before that period. Coller has been spelled Cooley, Cooling, Cowley, Cully, Colly, McCooley, Coaley, Coolyng, Couley, Colley, McCowley, Cooleng, McCoolay, Coolay, Collay, Cullay, Cowleigh, Culleigh and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coller research. Another 231 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1667, 1743, and 1809 are included under the topic Early Coller History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Coller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
After making their great crossing, many Boernician-Scottish families settled along the east coast of North America. When the War of Independence broke out, United Empire Loyalists moved north to Canada while the rest stayed to fight. The ancestors of many of these Scots still populate the continent. This century, through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations, they began to rediscover their collective national heritage. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Coller or a variant listed above:
Coller Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Coller Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Coller Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Coller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coller 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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