origin and came from the given name Colseinus, an Old Norman name that traveled to
from ancient times.
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in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Colswayn have been found, including Colseweyn, Colswayn, Colsweyn, Colswayne, Colsueyn, Colswein and many more.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Colswayn, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.