Show ContentsColebeck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Colebeck comes from when the family resided on the bank of one of the many rivers named Calder. There was a village called Calder in the northern county of Cumberland, which was situated in the Scottish/English borderlands.

Early Origins of the Colebeck family

The surname Colebeck was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Caldbeck. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1321 when Thomas de Caldebeck.held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Colebeck family

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Colebeck Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Colebeck has been recorded under many different variations, including Calderbank, Calderbeck, Caldebank, Caldebeck, Coldbeck, Colebeck, Colebank, Colderbank, Coulderbank, Coulderbeck, Colderback, Coldeback and many more.

Early Notables of the Colebeck family (pre 1700)

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United States Colebeck migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Colebeck or a variant listed above:

Colebeck Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Colebeck, who was granted land in Virginia in 1668
Colebeck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Lucas Colebeck, who was sent as a bonded emigrant from England to America in 1707

Contemporary Notables of the name Colebeck (post 1700) +

  • E. L. Colebeck, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952 on Facebook