The name Colevax is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a sly fox, and would have been given to a crafty fellow.
Early Origins of the Colevax family
The surname Colevax was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Colevax family
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Colevax Spelling Variations
Colevax has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Colevax have been found, including Colfox, Coolefox, Colvox, Colefax, Colfax, Cofax, Golfax and many more.
Early Notables of the Colevax family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colevax family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Colevaxs to arrive on North American shores: S. Colefax who arrived in New York in 1822.