The name Colsueyn is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the given name Colseinus, an Old Norman name that traveled to England
with the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Colsueyn family
The surname Colsueyn was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Colsueyn family
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Colsueyn Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Colsueyn has been spelled many different ways, including Colseweyn, Colswayn, Colsweyn, Colswayne, Colsueyn, Colswein and many more.
Early Notables of the Colsueyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colsueyn family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Colsueyns to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.