Collinsworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Collinsworth family

The surname Collinsworth was first found in Northumberland. The township of Little Rye was an early home of this distinguished family. "This was the seat of the fourth son of Sir Daniel Collingwood, of Brandon, the descendant of Sir Cuthbert Collingwood, of Eslington, whose family were celebrated for their feats of border chivalry, and held considerable possessions in these parts. Alexander Collingwood, who resided at Little Ryle, was High Sheriff of the county in 1725. The old Hall, which stood in a fine sheltered situation, has long been in ruins." [1] A branch of the family was established in North Dissington, Northumberland in early times. "This place was formerly the property and residence of a junior branch of the Delaval family, of whom Admiral Sir Ralph Delaval, a native of the township, sold the estate to Mr. Collingwood, of Byker, from whom it descended to its present possessor. The Hall, the seat of Mr. Collingwood, is a substantial stone mansion, erected in 1797, and contains a small collection of pictures. " [1]

Early History of the Collinsworth family

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Collinsworth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Collingwood, Colingwood, Callingwood, Gollingwood and many more.

Early Notables of the Collinsworth family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Roger Collingwood (fl. 1513), English mathematician, elected a fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge, in 1497. He was dean of his college in 1504, and obtained a license on 16 Sept. 1507 to travel on the continent during four years for the purpose of studying canon law. [2] Daniel Collingwood (c.1634-1681), was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Morpeth (1679-1681). George Collingwood (d. 1716), was...
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Collinsworth Ranking

In the United States, the name Collinsworth is the 8,312nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

United States Collinsworth migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Collinsworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Collinsworth, who arrived in Virginia in 1663-1664 [4]
Collinsworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jonathan Collinsworth, who landed in America in 1806 [4]
  • John Collinsworth, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840 [4]
Collinsworth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • B. Frank Collinsworth, aged 25, who immigrated to America from Liverpool, in 1900

West Indies Collinsworth migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [5]
Collinsworth Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • David Collinsworth, aged 22, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Collinsworth (post 1700) +

  • George Collinsworth, American commander at the Battle of Goliad, the second skirmish of the Texas Revolution on October 10th, 1835
  • James Thompson Collinsworth (1806-1838), American-born Texian lawyer and politician, 1st Chief Justice of Texas (1836-1838)
  • Eden Collinsworth (b. 1952), American writer and founder of Collinsworth & Associates, former Vice President and Chief of Staff of the EastWest Institute
  • Anthony Cris Collinsworth (b. 1959), former American college and professional football player
  • J. D. Collinsworth, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 8 aerial victories
  • William Collinsworth Steagall, American politician, Member of Alabama State Senate

The Collinsworth Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nil conscire sibi
Motto Translation: To have a conscience free from guilt.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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  4. ^ 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)
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