The ancient and distinguished surname Collor is of German origin. The name is derived from the Alemmanic word "Kohler," meaning "charcoal burner," and was most likely originally borne by a practitioner of this occupation.
Early Origins of the Collor family
The surname Collor was first found in Saxony
, where the family rose to prominence early in the mediaeval era. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of what would become the German nation.
Early History of the Collor family
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Collor Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Kohler, Koehler, Koler, Kolar, Koller, Kollar, Koeler, Koelar, Koelle, Koeller, Koellar, Koellner, Koelner, Coler, Cohler, Coeler and many more.
Early Notables of the Collor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Collor family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Collor Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Collor, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1837 aboard the barque "Robert Watt" from Cork, Ireland