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Colking is a name of 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."

Colking Early Origins



The surname Colking was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Colking Spelling Variations


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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.

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Colking Early History


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Colking Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colking research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1293 and 1300 are included under the topic Early Colking History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colking Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colking Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Colking 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



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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Colking Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colking 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 7 March 2014 at 13:10.

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