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The Norman name Colliver was originally used for a person who was a greedy person. It derives from the Old French word goulafre, which means glutton.

Colliver Early Origins



The surname Colliver was first found in Suffolk, where they held lands after the Norman Conquest. Roger Gulafre, Lord of Mesnil Bernard, held property in St. Evroult, Normandy in 1061.

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Colliver Spelling Variations


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Colliver Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Gulliver, Gullever, Gullifer, Gulliford, Galliford, Galliver, Gilliver and many more.

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Colliver Early History


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Colliver Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colliver research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1130 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Colliver History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colliver Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colliver Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Colliver 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Colliver Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Colliver, aged 21, a farmer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Magdelana"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colliver (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colliver (post 1700)



  • Don Colliver, American producer and director, known for Clean Sweep (2003), $40 a Day (2002) and reDesign (2004)
  • Barry Colliver (b. 1935), former Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon (1954-1955)
  • Horace Stanley Colliver (1874-1957), Canadian businessman and politician who He represented Prince Edward in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1923 to 1926

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Colliver Family Crest Products


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Colliver Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Colliver Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colliver 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 2 April 2016 at 10:26.

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