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Colleton Early Origins



The surname Colleton was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Coleton, held by Warin from his overlord Iudhael of Totnes, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Colleton Spelling Variations


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Colleton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Colleton, Coleton, Culleton, Culliton, Collaton, Cullaton, O'Culleton, O'Colleton, MacColleton, MacCulliton and many more.

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Colleton Early History


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Colleton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colleton research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1080, 1664, 1700, 1608, 1666, 1682, 1635, 1694, 1681, 1685, 1689, 1694, 1669, 1754, 1172 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Colleton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colleton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colleton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Colleton, 1st Baronet (1608-1666), English Royalist officer to King Charles I during the English Civil War, his holdings were seized when the Cavaliers were defeated by Parliamentary forces, but during the Restoration, Colleton was one of eight...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colleton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colleton In Ireland


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Colleton In Ireland



Some of the Colleton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Colleton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Colleton, who arrived in South Carolina in 1794

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colleton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colleton (post 1700)



  • Sir Robert Augustus William Colleton (1854-1938), 9th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir Robert Augustus Fulford Graves Colleton (1824-1866), 8th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir James Roupell Colleton (1783-1848), 7th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir James Nassau Colleton (1752-1815), 6th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir John Snell Colleton (1775-1801), 5th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir John Colleton (1738-1778), 4th Baronet, English peer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Colleton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colleton 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 9 September 2013 at 18:26.

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