Early Origins of the Collaford family
The surname Collaford was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they he;d estates in that shire.
Early History of the Collaford family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collaford research.Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1166, 1455, 1487, 1666, 1617, 1698, 1660, 1724, 1690 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Collaford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Collaford Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Colliford, Collyford, Culliford, Cullyford, Collaford, Cullaford, Culiford, Coliford, Culliforth, Colliforth, Collaforth, Collyforth and many more.
Early Notables of the Collaford family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Robert Culliford (c.
1666 - ?) was an English pirate from Cornwall
who worked with Captain William Kidd; Robert Culliford (1617-1698)... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Collaford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Collaford family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..