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Where did the Scottish Colone family come from? What is the Scottish Colone family crest and coat of arms? When did the Colone family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Colone family history?

The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Colone is the Scottish name MacCallum, which means "the son of the gillie of Callum." However, the full form of the name was used until the 17th century. The Callums were an import branch of the Clan McLeod of Raasay.

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Historical recordings of the name Colone include many spelling variations. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Callum, MacColum, MacCallum, Colum, Callam, Callem, Calam and many more.

First found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from very early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colone research. Another 261 words(19 lines of text) covering the year 1636 is included under the topic Early Colone History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Colone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Colone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Colone, or a variant listed above: Patrick Callum who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868.

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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: In ardua tendit
Motto Translation: He reaches towards things difficult of attainment.

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The Colone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colone 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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