Origins Available: English
The name Colinet was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the personal name Col,
which is a diminutive of the personal name Nicholas.
This surname features a "double diminutive" formed by the suffixes -in
The name Nicholas
was popular in the Middle Ages, due to the popularity of St. Nicholas, a 4th century Lycian bishop. In some cases, the surname Colinet may have been imported from France.
Early Origins of the Colinet family
The surname Colinet was first found in Hampshire
where they held a family seat
. From their early beginnings, for the next few centuries, bearers of this family name also acquired other estates or manors as branches established themselves throughout England
. The major conflicts of the eras, such as the War of the Roses, the English Reformation
, and the English Civil War sometimes found them to be in opposing camps, with conflicting interests.
Early History of the Colinet family
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Colinet Spelling Variations
Colinet 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 Colinet have been found, including Colnett, Colinet, Collinett, Colinette, Collinette and many more.
Early Notables of the Colinet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colinet 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 Colinets to arrive on North American shores:
Colinet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- August Colinet, who settled in Westmoreland Co. PA sometime between 1890 and 1897