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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Colsweyn came from the given name Colseinus, an Old Norman name that traveled to England with the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Colsweyn Early Origins



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

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Colsweyn Spelling Variations


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Colsweyn Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Colsweyn family name include Colseweyn, Colswayn, Colsweyn, Colswayne, Colsueyn, Colswein and many more.

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Colsweyn Early History


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Colsweyn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colsweyn research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1109, 1273, 1293, 1327, 1361 and 1361 are included under the topic Early Colsweyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colsweyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colsweyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Colsweyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Colsweyn surname or a spelling variation of the name include: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Colsweyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colsweyn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 May 2014 at 08:11.

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