Origins Available: English, French
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.
Early Origins of the Collette family
Oxfordshire where, some say, they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Collette family
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Collette Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Collette family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Collette family to the New World and Oceana
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
Collette Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Collette (post 1700)
Collette Family Crest Products