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Colswayne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Colswayne is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name Colseinus, an Old Norman name that traveled to England with the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Early Origins of the Colswayne family

The surname Colswayne was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Colswayne family

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Colswayne Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Colswayne include Colseweyn, Colswayn, Colsweyn, Colswayne, Colsueyn, Colswein and many more.

Early Notables of the Colswayne family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Colswayne family to the New World and Oceana

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

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