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The name Colles comes from a name for a person with a dark complexion. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word col, which meant dark.

Colles Early Origins



The surname Colles was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Colles Spelling Variations


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Colles Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Colles include Coles, Coals and others.

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Colles Early History


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Colles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colles research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1608, 1688, 1616, 1697, 1659 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Colles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colles Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colles In Ireland


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Colles In Ireland



Some of the Colles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Colles or a variant listed above:

Colles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Colles arrived in Virginia in 1640
  • Richard Colles, who landed in Virginia in 1640
  • James Colles, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Edward Colles, who arrived in Virginia in 1665

Colles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Colles, aged 35, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827
  • Jaun Colles, aged 49, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1839
  • Jayme Colles, aged 16, landed in New Orleans, La in 1839

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colles (post 1700)



  • Abraham Colles, Irish professor of anatomy

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Colles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colles 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 18 November 2016 at 06:26.

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