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Colberg is an ancient name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of emigration that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The name comes from the Norman first name Colbert or Culbert, which arrived in England in the 11th century.

Colberg Early Origins



The surname Colberg was first found in Cheshire and Lancashire where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Colberg Spelling Variations


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Colberg Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Culbert, Colbert, Culbertson, Colbertson, Culberts, Colberts, Coulbert, Culbart, Culbirt and many more.

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Colberg Early History


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Colberg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colberg research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1205, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Colberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colberg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colberg Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Colberg In Ireland


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Colberg In Ireland



Some of the Colberg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Colberg or a variant listed above:

Colberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Colberg, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colberg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colberg (post 1700)



  • Talis James Colberg (b. 1958), American 17th Attorney General of Alaska (2006-)
  • Frederick "Fred" William Colberg (1900-1965), American bronze medalist welterweight boxer at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Dr. Rebekah Colberg (1918-1995), Puerto Rican three-time gold medalist sportswoman, known as "The Mother of Women's Sports in Puerto Rico"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Colberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colberg 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 01:47.

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