Collar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Collar originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the given name Nicholas. A common diminutive of the name Nicholas was Col. The suffix "ard" was a Norman French suffix that meant "son of."

Early Origins of the Collar family

The surname Collar was first found in Essex and Sussex where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Collar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collar research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1264, 1264, 11 f and 1666 are included under the topic Early Collar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Collar Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Collar has appeared include Callard, Collard, Collarde, Colard, Colarde, Cullard, Collart, Collerd and many more.

Early Notables of the Collar family (pre 1700)

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Collar migration to the United States

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Collar arrived in North America very early:

Collar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Collar, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 [1]
Collar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elizabeth Collar, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Maria Collar, aged 19, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
Collar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Silvestre Collar, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1869 [1]

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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