Early Origins of the Coltharp family
The surname Coltharp was first found in Galloway
(Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway
, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown
(West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Coltharp family
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Coltharp Spelling Variations
Surnames that evolved in Scotland
in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations
. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Coltharp has appeared as Coltart, Colthart, Colthard, Colthert, Coltert, Coulthard and many more.
Early Notables of the Coltharp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coltharp family to the New World and Oceana
The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan
families back home. Many Scots even fought against England
in the American War of Independence
to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: Samuel Coltart who arrived in Philadelphia in 1841; Robert Coultart arrived in St. John Island 1775.
Contemporary Notables of the name Coltharp (post 1700)
- Allison R. Coltharp, American Senior Instructor at Missouri State University
- Douglas "Doug" E. Coltharp, American Chief Financial Officer of HealthSouth, Birmingham, AL(2010-)