Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person with a dark complexion. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word col, which meant dark.
Early Origins of the Coalson family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Coalson family
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Coalson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Coalson have been found, including Coles, Coals and others.
Early Notables of the Coalson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coalson family to Ireland
Some of the Coalson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coalson family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Coalson surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:
Coalson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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