The name Coltment finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a horse breeder.
Early Origins of the Coltment family
The surname Coltment was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Coltment family
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Coltment Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Coltment has been recorded under many different variations, including Coltman, Coultman and others.
Early Notables of the Coltment family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coltment family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Coltment or a variant listed above: John Coltman of Wethersfield who came from Sutton Coldfield in Warwickshire
, he settled in Springfield Mass in 1644; Ann Coltman settled in Virginia in 1623.