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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Coller is Mac Giolla Chuille. Cuille has been suggested to be an abbreviation of Mochuille, the name of a saint. However, other origins also exist for this name.

Coller Early Origins



The surname Coller was first found in Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh), where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Coller Spelling Variations


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Coller Spelling Variations



Spelling rules only evolved in the last few centuries with the invention of the printing press and the first dictionaries. Spelling variations are extremely common in names from before that period. Coller has been spelled Cooley, Cooling, Cowley, Cully, Colly, McCooley, Coaley, Coolyng, Couley, Colley, McCowley, Cooleng, McCoolay, Coolay, Collay, Cullay, Cowleigh, Culleigh and many more.

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Coller Early History


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Coller Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coller research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1667, 1743, and 1809 are included under the topic Early Coller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coller Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Coller 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



After making their great crossing, many Boernician-Scottish families settled along the east coast of North Ameri ca. When the War of Independence broke out, United Empire Loyalists moved north to Canada while the rest stayed to fight. The ancestors of many of these Scots still populate the continent. This century, through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations, they began to rediscover their collective national heritage. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Coller or a variant listed above:

Coller Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Coller, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • John Coller, who came to Maryland in 1653
  • John Coller, who landed in Maryland in 1653
  • Robert Coller, who landed in America in 1654-1679
  • Jeremiah Coller, who settled in Maryland in 1660
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John, Coller Sr., who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Jacob Coller, aged 9, landed in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Henry Coller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750

Coller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Coller, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1844
  • George Coller, aged 25, landed in Missouri in 1845

Coller Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Coller, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland
  • Mary Coller, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland

Coller Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Coller, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coller (post 1700)



  • Julius A. Coller I (1859-1940), American bank president, and State Senator of Minnesota (1899-1914), his home is listed with the U.S. National Register of Historic Places
  • Jeremy Coller (1958-1990), British financial executive, founder and CIO of Coller Capital in 1990

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    11. ...

    The Coller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coller 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.

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