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The distinguished surname Colgrave 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.

Colgrave Early Origins



The surname Colgrave 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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Colgrave Spelling Variations


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Colgrave Spelling Variations



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

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Colgrave Early History


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Colgrave Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colgrave 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 Colgrave History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colgrave Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colgrave 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 Colgrave 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:

Colgrave Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Colgrave, aged 54, who settled in St Louis, USA, in 1909
  • Kathleen Colgrave, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Laurence Colgrave, aged 58, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Beatrice Colgrave, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Alice Florence Colgrave, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Rugby, England, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colgrave (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colgrave (post 1700)



  • Bertram Colgrave D. Litt. (1889-1968), Irish-born medieval historian, antiquarian and archaeologist who specialized in the lives of the early saints in Anglo-Saxon England

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Colgrave Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colgrave 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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