Early Origins of the Coltrain family
Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), 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 Coltrain family
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Coltrain Spelling Variations
hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Coltrain has appeared as Coltart, Colthart, Colthard, Colthert, Coltert, Coulthard and many more.
Early Notables of the Coltrain family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coltrain family to the New World and Oceana
As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:
Coltrain Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Coltrain (post 1700)
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