From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Collantes family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Collantes surname derives from the Old French word "galer," which meant "to enjoy oneself;" and as such was a nickname
for a cheerful or high-spirited person.
Early Origins of the Collantes family
The surname Collantes was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where they held a family seat.
Early History of the Collantes family
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Collantes Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gallant, Gallante, Gallont, Galant, Gallantes, Galante, Galantes, Gallonte, Gallontes, Galonte, Galontes, Callant, Callantes, Callante, Callont, Calant, Calante, Calantes, Callonte, Callontes, Calonte, Calontes, Galland, Galand, Galen, Gallen, Galande, Gallande, Galandes, Gallandes, Galland and many more.
Early Notables of the Collantes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Collantes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Collantes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Diego De Collantes, who landed in America in 1812 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Collantes (post 1700)
- Saturnino Esteban Miguel y Collantes, Spanish journalist and politician
- Count of Esteban Collantes,