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Where did the English Collinsworth family come from? What is the English Collinsworth family crest and coat of arms? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Collinsworth family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Collingwood, Colingwood, Callingwood, Gollingwood and many more.

First found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collinsworth research. Another 225 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1681, 1679 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Collinsworth History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Collinsworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Collinsworth Settlers in the 17th Century


  • David Collinsworth, aged 22, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Robt Collinsworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1663-1664

Collinsworth Settlers in the 19th Century


  • Jonathan Collinsworth, who landed in America in 1806
  • John Collinsworth, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840

Collinsworth Settlers in the 20th Century


  • B. Frank Collinsworth, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, in 1900

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  • Anthony Cris Collinsworth (b. 1959), former American college and professional football player
  • Eden Collinsworth (b. 1952), writer and the Vice President and Chief of Staff of the EastWest Institute


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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: Nil conscire sibi
Motto Translation: To have a conscience free from guilt.

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  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Collinsworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Collinsworth 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.

This page was last modified on 9 May 2013 at 09:31.

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