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The Anglo-Saxon name Collinson comes from the personal name Col-in, which is a diminutive of Col, which in turn is a pet form of Nicholas. The surname Collinson features the suffix -son, which was most common in the north of England and largely supplanted other Anglo-Saxon patronymic suffixes by the 14th century.

Collinson Early Origins



The surname Collinson was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Collinson Spelling Variations


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Collinson Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Collinson has appeared include Collinson, Collenson, Colenson, Colinson and others.

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Collinson Early History


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Collinson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collinson research. Another 322 words (23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Collinson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collinson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Collinson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Collinson 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Collinson arrived in North America very early:

Collinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Collinson, who landed in Maryland in 1671
  • Peter Collinson, who arrived in Maryland in 1680
  • Elizabeth Collinson, who arrived in Maryland in 1680

Collinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Collinson, who landed in Virginia in 1719
  • Joseph Collinson, who arrived in Carolina in 1746
  • John Collinson who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765

Collinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Collinson, who landed in America in 1849

Collinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Collinson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ida Zeigler" in 1863
  • C. Henry Collinson, aged 24, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Frances E. Collinson, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Clement Collinson, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Mark Collinson, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collinson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Collinson (post 1700)



  • William Robert Collinson (1912-1995), United States federal judge
  • Clifford "Cliff" Collinson (1920-1990), English footballer
  • Robert Whiteley Collinson (1875-1963), as an English first-class cricketer
  • John Collinson (1911-1979), English cricketer
  • Patrick Collinson (1929-2011), English historian
  • Jimmy Collinson (b. 1876), English football player
  • Sir Richard Collinson (1811-1883), English naval officer and explorer of the Arctic
  • Peter Collinson (1694-1768), English botanist and naturalist
  • Septimus Collinson (1739-1827), British provost of Queen's College, Oxford
  • William Edward Collinson (1889-1969), eminent British linguist
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Collinson Historic Events


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Collinson Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert E Collinson (b. 1924), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Weston, Turville, Buckinghamshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Collinson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Collinson 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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