Colbord History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Colbord is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Colbord comes from the Norman first name Colbert or Culbert, which arrived in England in the 11th century.

Early Origins of the Colbord family

The surname Colbord 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.

Early History of the Colbord family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colbord research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1205, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Colbord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Colbord Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Culbert, Colbert, Culbertson, Colbertson, Culberts, Colberts, Coulbert, Culbart, Culbirt and many more.

Early Notables of the Colbord family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Colbord family to Ireland

Some of the Colbord family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Colbord family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Colbord or a variant listed above were: Symon Culberton, who arrived in Virginia in 1664; John Culbert who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802; followed by George and Matthew in 1811.



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