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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Collett came 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.

Collett Early Origins



The surname Collett 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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Collett Spelling Variations


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Collett Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Collett family name include Collett, Colett, Collet, Coullet, Caullet, Cowlett, Cowllett, Colleyt, Coulett, Caulett, Caullett, Coullett, Collette, Colette, Collete and many more.

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Collett Early History


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Collett Early History



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

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Collett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Collett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Collett surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Collett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Margarett Collett, who landed in Virginia in 1640
  • Richard Collett, who settled in Virginia in 1642
  • Richard Collett, who landed in Maryland in 1650
  • Samuel Collett, who landed in Maryland in 1650
  • Emerentiana Collett, who arrived in Maryland in 1651-1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Collett, who arrived in Virginia in 1705

Collett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Or Collett, aged 22, landed in New Orleans, La in 1838

Collett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Collett settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Collett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Collett, who settled in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland in 1824 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Collett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Collett, English convict from Herefordshire, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • John Collett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849
  • Marianne Collett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849
  • George Collett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849
  • Sarah Collett, aged 20, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Collett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Edward Collett, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Rachell Teresa Collett, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Henry Collett, aged 22, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Collett, aged 21, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Henry Collett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship London
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Collett (post 1700)



  • Wayne Collett (1949-2010), African-American silver medalist athlete at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Lorraine Collett (1892-1938), American model, the "Sun-Maid girl"
  • John A. Collett, U.S. naval officer, eponym of the USS Collett (DD-730)
  • Sir Henry Collett (1836-1901), English army officer in the East India Company and botanist
  • Lt. Colonel Gilbert Faraday Collett DSO (1879-1945), English sportsman who was an international rugby union player
  • Benjamin "Ben" Collett (b. 1984), English footballer
  • Anthony Collett (1877-1929), English author on natural history, The Times nature correspondent
  • Andrew "Andy" Collett (b. 1973), English footballer
  • Sir Ian Seymour Collett (b. 1953), 3rd Baronet
  • Robert Collett, Norwegian zoologist
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Collett Historic Events


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Collett Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Stanley J Collett (b. 1918), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Surbiton, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Sidney Clarence Stuart Collett, aged 25, English Second Class passenger from London, England who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 9

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Collett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Collett 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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