The prominent surname Colineau 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 Colineau is derived from the Latin personal name
Nicholaus, which means people's victory.
Early Origins of the Colineau family
The surname Colineau 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.
Early History of the Colineau family
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Colineau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Collin, Colin, Colinet, Collinet, Colinot, Collinot, Colineau, Collineau, Colinaud and many more.
Early Notables of the Colineau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colineau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Collin, who settled in Carolina from 1695-1696; Jean Baptiste Collin, who arrived in Louisiana in 1756.