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Where did the English Coulson family come from? What is the English Coulson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Coulson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Coulson family history?Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Coulson is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the region of Colston, a parish in the county of Nottingham.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Coulson has been spelled many different ways, including Coulson, Colson, Colsune, Colsoun, Colsoune, Culson, Culsoune, Cullson, Collson, Coullson, Collsoun and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coulson research. Another 341 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1200, 1379, and 1722 are included under the topic Early Coulson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coulson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Coulsons to arrive in North America:
Coulson Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Coulson Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Coulson Settlers in the United States in the 19th 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: Je mourrai pour ceux que j'aime
Motto Translation: I would die for those I love.
The Coulson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coulson 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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