The name Colsum is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the region of Colston, a parish in the county of Nottingham.
Early Origins of the Colsum family
The surname Colsum was first found in Northumberland
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Colsum family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colsum research.Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1200, 1379, 1680, 1760 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Colsum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Colsum 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. Colsum has been spelled many different ways, including Coulson, Colson, Colsune, Colsoun, Colsoune, Culson, Culsoune, Cullson, Collson, Coullson, Collsoun and many more.
Early Notables of the Colsum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colsum 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 Colsums to arrive in North America: John Coulson who settled in Hampstead, Connecticut, in the year 1666; John Coulson settled in Fort Cumberland
, Nova Scotia in 1774; and Adam Colson settled in Reading sometime before 1668.
The Colsum 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.