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The Anglo-Saxon name Collet comes from the given name Nicholas. A common diminutive of the name Nicholas was Col and Ard was a Norman French suffix that meant son of.

Collet Early Origins



The surname Collet was first found in Oxfordshire where, some say, they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.

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Collet Spelling Variations


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Collet Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Collet were recorded, including Collett, Colett, Collet, Coullet, Caullet, Cowlett, Cowllett, Colleyt, Coulett, Caulett, Caullett, Coullett, Collette, Colette, Collete and many more.

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Collet Early History


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Collet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collet research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1273, 1467, 1480, 1486, and 1519 are included under the topic Early Collet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Collet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Collet 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Collet family emigrate to North America:

Collet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon, Collet Jr., who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Sam Collet, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Jer Collet, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Jon Collet, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • John Collet, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michel Collet, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Abraham Collet, who landed in America in 1780

Collet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Collet, aged 30, landed in Missouri in 1846
  • Matthias Collet, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • Franz Collet, who arrived in America in 1853
  • Jean Pierre Collet, aged 41, arrived in New York in 1854

Collet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jeanne Collet, who landed in Montreal in 1668

Collet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mathieu-Benoit Collet, who married Élisabeth Denis in Quebec City in 1713
  • Joseph Collet, who married Marie-Françoise Alard in 1728 in Charlesbourg, Quebec
  • Jean Collet, a navigator, the son of Jean and Élisabeth Sylvestre, of St-Nicolas, in Nantes, who married Agathe Cluseau in Quebec City in 1748
  • Joseph-André Collet, who married Marie-Joseph Parant in Quebec City in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Collet (post 1700)



  • Christopher Collet (b. 1968), American actor
  • Sir Mark Collet (1816-1905), 1st Baronet, English merchant, banker and baronet
  • Sir Wilfred Collet KCMG (1856-1929), British colonial administrator
  • Mark Wilkes Collet (1826-1863), US Civil War officer
  • Philippe Collet (b. 1963), retired French pole vaulter
  • Robert Collet (b. 1948), French thoroughbred racehorse trainer
  • Cédric Collet (b. 1984), French football midfielder
  • Major-General Philibert Collet (1896-1945), French General Officer Commanding Pyrenees Frontier (1945)
  • Henri Collet (1885-1951), French composer and music critic

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

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