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Multiple Origins for the Surname Collette


English


The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Collette 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.

Collette Early Origins



The surname Collette 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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Collette Spelling Variations


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Collette Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Collette has been recorded under many different variations, including Collett, Colett, Collet, Coullet, Caullet, Cowlett, Cowllett, Colleyt, Coulett, Caulett, Caullett, Coullett, Collette, Colette, Collete and many more.

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Collette Early History


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Collette Early History



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

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Collette Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Collette Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Collette 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 many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Collette or a variant listed above:

Collette Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lambert Nicholas Collette, who landed in New York in 1835 [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)

Collette Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Emile Collette, aged 29, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collette (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Collette (post 1700)



  • Buddy Collette (b. 1921), American jazz musician
  • Brigadier-General Maurice Collette (1885-1945), French Commanding Officer during World War II
  • Antonia "Toni" Collette (b. 1972), award-winning Australian actress and musician who won a Golden Globe award in 2010
  • Ned Collette (b. 1979), Australian singer-songwriter

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Collette Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Collette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Collette 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 January 2017 at 09:15.

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