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Collett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Collett family


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.

Early History of the Collett family


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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.

Early Notables of the Collett family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Collett family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Collett, who settled in Virginia in 1642
  • Richard Collett, who landed in Maryland in 1650 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Samuel Collett, who landed in Maryland in 1650 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Emerentiana Collett, who arrived in Maryland in 1651-1658 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Collett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Or Collett, aged 22, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Collett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Collett, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1705 [2]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 [2]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 [3]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Aden from London via Plymouth Adealide Arriving September 12th 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AdenRegister.htm
  • Marianne Collett, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN MUNN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMunnPassengers.htm
  • George Collett, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN MUNN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMunnPassengers.htm
  • Sarah Collett, aged 20, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MACEDON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Macedon.htm
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Collett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Edward Collett, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Rachell Teresa Collett, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Henry Collett, aged 22, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Collett, aged 21, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Henry Collett, who 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.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Collett (post 1700)


  • Lorraine Collett (1892-1938), American model from Kansas City, Missouri, the "Sun-Maid girl"; her bonnet was donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1987
  • Wayne Collett (1949-2010), African-American silver medalist athlete at the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • John A. Collett, U.S. naval officer, eponym of the USS Collett (DD-730)
  • Benjamin "Ben" Collett (b. 1984), English former footballer who played from 2002 to 2007
  • Andrew "Andy" Collett (b. 1973), English footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1992 to 2004
  • 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
  • Anthony Collett (1877-1929), English author on natural history, The Times nature correspondent
  • Lucy Victoria Collett (b. 1989), also known as Lucy V and Lucy Vixen, a British glamour model from Warwick, England
  • Mark Adrian Collett (b. 1980), British political activist, former chairman of the Young BNP
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Collett family



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Stanley J Collett (b. 1918), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Surbiton, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Aden from London via Plymouth Adealide Arriving September 12th 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AdenRegister.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN MUNN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMunnPassengers.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MACEDON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Macedon.htm
  7. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  8. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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