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The ancestors of the bearers of the Colquitt family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Newcastle. The name means "at the coal pits," and is found in the area around the great coal mines in Newcastle and the surrounding area in Shropshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"I have observed this name about Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It was probably assumed in the first instance by a person resident near a coal-pit." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Colquitt Early Origins



The surname Colquitt was first found in the historic county of Durham, now part of Tyne and Wear in the Newcastle upon Tyne area. Early records of the family are rare. The first record we found of the name was a marriage record in London of Nicholas Collpotts and Katherine Tatham, (1576-1577.) Braund's Newcastle lists John Colepitts as a hoastman in 1720 (epitaph, St. Nicholas, Newcastle-on-Tyne); and George Colpits, of Killingworth in 1763. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Black has no record of the family in Scotland, so one can presume that the family remained in this area. Today Colpitts Grange is a village in Northumberland and Colpitt Lake is a lake near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Colquitt Spelling Variations


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Colquitt Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Colquitt include Colpitts, Coldpitts, Colquit, Colquite, Colquitt, Colquits, Collpotts and many more.

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Colquitt Early History


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Colquitt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colquitt research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 157 and 1576 are included under the topic Early Colquitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colquitt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colquitt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Colquitt 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Colquitt or a variant listed above:

Colquitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nancy J. Colquitt, aged 19, who arrived in America in 1894

Colquitt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Colquitt, aged 26, who arrived in America from Golbom, Lancashire, England, in 1911
  • William Stanley Ore Colquitt, aged 24, who arrived in America from Douglas, Isle of Man, in 1911
  • Harry Colquitt, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1918
  • William Colquitt, aged 26, who arrived in America from Whitehaven, England, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colquitt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colquitt (post 1700)



  • Peyton H. Colquitt (1831-1863), American Confederate Officer killed at the Battle of Chickamauga
  • Betsy Colquitt (b. 1927), American poet
  • Joseph Craig Colquitt (b. 1954), retired American NFL football punter
  • Oscar Branch Colquitt (1861-1940), American politician, 25th Governor of Texas (1911 to 1915)
  • Jerry Colquitt (b. 1972), retired American NFL football player and coach
  • Walter Terry Colquitt (1799-1855), American lawyer, circuit-riding Methodist preacher, United States Representative and Senator from Georgia
  • Dustin Farr Colquitt (b. 1982), American NFL football punter
  • Britton Colquitt (b. 1985), American NFL football punter
  • Alfred Holt Colquitt (1824-1894), American lawyer, preacher, soldier, 49th Governor of Georgia

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Colquitt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colquitt 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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