Colgreve History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Colgreve 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.

Early Origins of the Colgreve family

The surname Colgreve 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.

Important Dates for the Colgreve family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colgreve research. Another 117 words (8 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 Colgreve History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Colgreve Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Colgreve family (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...
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Migration of the Colgreve family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Colgrave, who settled in Virginia in 1668; Wm Colegrove, who was granted land in Virginia in 1713; George H. Colgrave, who was naturalized in Ohio in 1849.

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