Coltsmint History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Coltsmint has changed considerably in the time that has passed since its genesis. It originally appeared in Gaelic as Mag Fhearadhaigh, derived from the word "fearadhach," possibly meaning "manly."
Early Origins of the Coltsmint family
The surname Coltsmint was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Coltsmint family
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Coltsmint Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Coltsmint family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Garry, Garrihy, Hare, O'Hare, O'Heihir, MacGarry and others.
Early Notables of the Coltsmint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coltsmint family
Ireland saw an enormous decrease in its population in the 19th century due to immigration and death. This pattern of immigration began slowly in the late 18th century and gradually grew throughout the early portion of the 19th century. However, a dramatic increase in the country's immigration numbers occurred when the Great Potato Famine struck in the 1840s. The early immigrants to North America were primarily destined to be farmers tending to their own plot of land, those that came later initially settled within pre-established urban centers. These urban immigrants provided the cheap labor that the fast developing United States and soon to be Canada required. Regardless of their new lifestyle in North America, the Irish immigrants to the United States and Canada made invaluable contributions to their newly adopted societies. An investigation of immigrant and passenger lists revealed many Coltsmints: Henry Garry who settled in Virginia in 1635; Claud Garry, who settled with his wife in Virginia in 1714; Barbason O'Hare, who arrived in Boston in 1770.