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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Colson surname lived in the region of Colston, a parish in the county of Nottingham.

Colson Early Origins



The surname Colson was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Colson Spelling Variations


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Colson Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Colson are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Colson include: Coulson, Colson, Colsune, Colsoun, Colsoune, Culson, Culsoune, Cullson, Collson, Coullson, Collsoun and many more.

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Colson Early History


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Colson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colson research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1200, 1379, 1680, 1760 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Colson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colson 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Colson or a variant listed above:

Colson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Susan Colson, who landed in Virginia in 1628
  • Daniel Colson, who arrived in Maryland in 1650
  • Jane Colson, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • James Colson, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • Adam Colson settled in Reading sometime before 1668
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Colson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nathaniel Colson was an early settler in Newport
  • Gilman Colson settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1867

Colson Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Nicolas Colson, who landed in Canada in 1644
  • Nicole Colson, who arrived in Acadia in 1652

Colson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Colson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849
  • Sarah Ann Colson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849
  • Thomas Colson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849

Colson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Colson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Jane Colson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Sophia Colson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Sarah Jane Colson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colson (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Charles Frederick Colson (1896-1970), American Commanding General Washington Military District (1952-1953)
  • Ethalinda Colson (1893-1959), American silent film actress who used the stage name Kathryn Adams
  • Charles Wendell "Chuck" Colson (b. 1931), American lawyer, counsel for Richard Nixon
  • General Louis-Antoine Colson (1875-1951), French Secretary of State of War, Vichy (1940)
  • Jean Claude Gilles Colson (1725-1778), French actor who used the stage name Bellecour

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Motto


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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: Je mourrai pour ceux que j'aime
Motto Translation: I would die for those I love.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Colson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colson 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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