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The name Collie has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the common diminutive of the popular name Nicholas. Col was a common diminutive of the popular name Nicholas. The form Collie was particularly popular in Yorkshire. Nicholas was the name of a popular saint from the fourth century, and was given to many children in England in the Middle Ages.

Collie Early Origins



The surname Collie was first found in Gloucestershire at Coaley, a village in the union of Dursley, Upper division of the hundred of Berkeley which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Couelege and was held by King William. [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)
The place name literally means "clearing with a hut or shelter," from the Old English "cofa" + "leah." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Collie Spelling Variations


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Collie Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Collie include Colly, Colley, Collie, Caullie, Caulley, Caully, Coully, Coulley and many more.

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Collie Early History


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Collie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collie research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1513, 1560 and 1554 are included under the topic Early Collie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Collie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Collie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collie In Ireland


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Collie In Ireland



Some of the Collie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 211 words (15 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Collie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Collie, aged 20, landed in Barbados in 1634

Collie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Collie, who arrived in Virginia in 1700

Collie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Duncan Collie, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Collie (post 1700)



  • Bruce Stokes Collie (b. 1962), German-born, American former NFL football offensive lineman
  • George Mark Collie (b. 1956), American country music artist
  • Austin Kirk Collie (b. 1985), Canadian-born American NFL football wide receiver from Hamilton, Ontario
  • Robert John Collie (1860-1935), Scottish politician, National Liberal Party MP for Glasgow Partick from 1922 to 1923
  • John Collie (b. 1964), New Zealand drummer, best known for his work with the band Straitjacket Fits
  • John Norman Collie FRS (1859-1942), British scientist, mountaineer, and explorer, Fellow of the Royal Society (1896), Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (1897)
  • Dr Alexander Collie (1793-1835), Scottish-born, Australian colonial surgeon and botanist

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Collie Historic Events


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Collie Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Cyril Brien Collie (1923-1941), Australian Stoker 2nd Class from Bulimba, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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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)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Collie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Collie 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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