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Multiple Origins for the Surname Colin


French


The prominent surname Colin originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Colin is derived from the Latin personal name Nicholaus, which means people's victory.

Colin Early Origins



The surname Colin was first found in Ile-de-France, where a family of this name was long established, and grew into one of the more eminent families of the region.

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Colin Spelling Variations


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Colin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Collin, Colin, Colinet, Collinet, Colinot, Collinot, Colineau, Collineau, Colinaud and many more.

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Colin Early History


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Colin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colin research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1413, 1755, 1806, 1791, 1793, 1690 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Colin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Colin 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:

Colin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Colin, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1764

Colin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Colin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Bartolome Colin, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1834
  • Jean Colin, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colin (post 1700)



  • Kathryn Colin (b. 1974), American sprint canoer
  • Christie Colin (b. 1982), née Bisco, an American multiple gold medalist compound archer
  • Margaret Colin (b. 1958), American actress
  • Philippe Colin (b. 1979), French sprint canoer
  • Jean-Claude Colin (1790-1875), French priest, founder of the Society of Mary
  • Grégoire Colin (b. 1975), French actor, producer, screenwriter, and director
  • Georges Colin (1880-1945), French actor
  • Fabrice Colin (b. 1972), French author of fantasy, science fiction, and magic realism
  • Denis Colin (b. 1956), French bass clarinettist and composer
  • Alexandre-Marie Colin (1798-1875), French painter of historical and genre subjects
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    11. ...

    The Colin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colin 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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