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The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Colp. It comes from in the place named Colp in Aberdeenshire.

Colp Early Origins



The surname Colp was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Colp Early History


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Colp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colp research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1408 is included under the topic Early Colp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colp Spelling Variations


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Colp Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Colp has appeared Culp, Colp, Cup, Cope and others.

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Colp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colp Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Colp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Colp name:

Colp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Connard Colp who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Connard Colp, aged 34, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Melchr Colp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Colp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Colp, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colp (post 1700)



  • Judith Colp, American author, known for co-writing Hating America: A History (2004)
  • Don Colp, American chainsaw carver

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