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The distinguished surname Colegrove is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is made up of two elements, both derived from Old English: "col," meaning "cold," and "graf," meaning "grove" or "thicket." It is likely that the original bearer of the name was someone from the north who lived near a large or well-known grove.

Colegrove Early Origins



The surname Colegrove was first found in Oxfordshire, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Geo Colgrave, who was married in Oxfordshire in 1566.

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Colegrove Spelling Variations


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Colegrove Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Colgrove, Colgrave, Colegrove, Colegrave and others.

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Colegrove Early History


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Colegrove Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colegrove research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1610, 1620, 1610, 1663, 1640, 1667, 1759, 1694, 1787, 1717 and 1768 are included under the topic Early Colegrove History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colegrove Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colegrove Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Colgrave (b. 1640), a well-known lieutenant colonel in the British army; Francis Colegrove ( c. 1667-c. 1759), English colonial immigrant, the first...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colegrove Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Colegrove Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Colegrove ( c. 1667-1759), English settler to Warwick, Rhode Island about 1688, generally thought to be from Oxfordshire and the first of the surname in the United States

Colegrove Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Colegrove, who landed in Virginia in 1713

Colegrove Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emma Colegrove, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Lizzie Colegrove, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Mary S. Colegrove, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Owen A. Colegrove, aged 10, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • Iva B. Colegrove, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colegrove (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colegrove (post 1700)



  • Michel Bruce Colegrove, American educator, the fourth and fifth President of Hargrave Military Academy (1987 to 1989)
  • Jeremiah Colegrove (1758-1836), American farmer and manufacturer born in Scituate, Rhode Island who helped found the city of North Adams, Massachusetts
  • Jim Colegrove, popular American musician

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Motto


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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: Fidei constants
Motto Translation: Steadfast in faith.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    11. ...

    The Colegrove Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colegrove Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 February 2016 at 07:50.

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