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College History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name College date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Coldridge, in Devon.

Early Origins of the College family

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

Early History of the College family

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College Spelling Variations

College 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 College have been found, including Colledge, College, Collage, Gollege, Golledge, Callage, Calledge, Gollidge, Collige, Collidge and many more.

Early Notables of the College family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the College 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 Colleges to arrive on North American shores: George Colledge who arrived in Virginia in 1637.

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