Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name Nicholas. Col was a common diminutive of the name Nicholas, and kin was often used to denote "son of." The name as a whole meant "son of Nicholas."
Early Origins of the Colking family
Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Colking family
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Colking Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Colking have been found, including Colkin, Colkins, Colekyn, Colkyn, Colking, Calking and many more.
Early Notables of the Colking family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colking family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Colking, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Patrick Colkins who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773.
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