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Where did the English Coulton family come from? What is the English Coulton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Coulton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Coulton family history?The origins of the Coulton name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Colton. There are places named Colton in Staffordshire and Norfolk. Although the Staffordshire origin is more common some families' names are derived from the Norfolk location.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Coulton were recorded, including Colton, Coulton and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coulton research. Another 343 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1126, 1235, 1296, and 1371 are included under the topic Early Coulton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Coulton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Coulton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Coulton family emigrate to North America:
Coulton Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Coulton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Coulton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coulton 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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