The name Colekyn is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes 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 Colekyn family
The surname Colekyn was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Colekyn family
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Colekyn Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Colekyn has been spelled many different ways, including Colkin, Colkins, Colekyn, Colkyn, Colking, Calking and many more.
Early Notables of the Colekyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colekyn family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Colekyns to arrive in North America: Patrick Colkins who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773.