Show ContentsColeclough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Coleclough first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Staffordshire, at Colclough. The place name is a compound of two words, col, meaning cold, and clough, meaning gully. The surname means "dweller near the cold ravine."

Early Origins of the Coleclough family

The surname Coleclough was first found in Staffordshire at Colclough, "an estate in Staffordshire, in which county the family resided, temp. Edward III." [1] "Colecrough, found in the same county, is a manifest variant." [2]

"Colclough is the name of an ancient family that resided on the estate of their name at Wolstanton as far back as the reign of Edward III.; the Colcloughs were lords of the manor of Hanley in the 17th century, and members of the family received the honour of knighthood and possessed a baronetcy. The name is still in Hanley." [3]

Early History of the Coleclough family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coleclough research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1678, 1758, 1414, 1384, 1385, 1386, 1390, 1395, 1397, 1696, 1766, 1628, 1630, 1575, 1590, 1637, 1624, 1684, 1650, 1687 and 1542 are included under the topic Early Coleclough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coleclough Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Coleclough has appeared include Colclough, Coleclough, Collclough and others.

Early Notables of the Coleclough family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: William Colclough (died c. 1414), of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire and Calverhall, Shropshire, an English politician. He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Newcastle-under-Lyme in November 1384, 1385, 1386, January 1390, 1395 and January 1397. Caesar Colclough (1696-1766) was a Member of Parliament for County Wexford in the Irish House of Commons. The Colclough Baronetcy, of Tintern Abbey, County Wexford, was created in the baronetage of Ireland on...
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Ireland Migration of the Coleclough family to Ireland

Some of the Coleclough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Australia Coleclough migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Coleclough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Sarah Coleclough, English convict who was convicted in Mancester, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Baretto Junior" on 5th April 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Coleclough (post 1700) +

  • Jonathan Coleclough, English musician, best known for his work on the CD Jonathan Coleclough / Bass Communion / Colin Potter

The Coleclough Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: His calcabo gentes
Motto Translation: By these I will trample on the nations.

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook