The name Colseweyn was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the given name Colseinus, an Old Norman name that traveled to England
with the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Colseweyn family
The surname Colseweyn was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Colseweyn family
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Colseweyn Spelling Variations
Colseweyn has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Colseweyn have been found, including Colseweyn, Colswayn, Colsweyn, Colswayne, Colsueyn, Colswein and many more.
Early Notables of the Colseweyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colseweyn family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Colseweyns to arrive on North American shores: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.