name Colswain comes from the given name Colseinus, an Old Norman name that traveled to England
with the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Colswain family
The surname Colswain was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Colswain family
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Colswain Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Colswain were recorded, including Colseweyn, Colswayn, Colsweyn, Colswayne, Colsueyn, Colswein and many more.
Early Notables of the Colswain family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colswain family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Colswain family emigrate to North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.