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Where did the French Collons family come from? What is the French Collons family crest and coat of arms? When did the Collons family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Collons family history?During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Collons was first used in France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Collons family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Collons was an occupational name for a keeper of doves or pigeons having derived from the Old French word "colombe," which means dove.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Coulombe, Colombe, Coulomb, Colomb, Columbe, Columb, Coloumb, Coloumbe, Coulumb, Coulumbe, Coulon, Coulons, Coulont, Coullombe, Coullomb, Coullon, Coullons, Coullont, Coullomb, Collombe, Collon and many more.
First found in Guyenne, where this distinguished family held a family seat since the 1100's.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collons research. Another 564 words(40 lines of text) covering the years 1251, 1300, 1308, 1360, 1450, 1500, 1506, 1510, 1530, 1585, 1594, 1596, 1647, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Collons History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 24 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Collons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Auguste Coulomb settled in Philadelphia in 1850; Coulon, aged 27; settled in New Orleans in 1822; Joseph Coulon settled in Philadelphia in 1798.
The Collons Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Collons 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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