Anglo-Saxon surname Colchin came from the given name Nicholas. Col was a common diminutive of the name Nicholas, and kin was often used to denote "son of." The name as a whole meant "son of Nicholas."
Early Origins of the Colchin family
Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Colchin family
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Colchin Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Colchin family name include Colkin, Colkins, Colekyn, Colkyn, Colking, Calking and many more.
Early Notables of the Colchin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colchin family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Colchin surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Patrick Colkins who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773.
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