Coleclough 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 where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Coleclough family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coleclough research. Another 50 words (4 lines of text) 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)

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

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.
Another 45 words (3 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 Coleclough family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Coleclough arrived in North America very early: James and Anne Colclough who settled in Delaware in 1772 and later moved to Pennsylvania.


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.


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