The name Columbine is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the baptismal name Columbine which means dove.
Early Origins of the Columbine family
The surname Columbine was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Columbine family
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Columbine Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Columbine has undergone many spelling variations
, including Columbine, Cullumbine, Cullabine, Cullebene, Collenbine, Colombine, Clonbine and many more.
Early Notables of the Columbine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Columbine family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Columbine were among those contributors: Richard Cullumbine who arrived in Virginia in 1635.
The Columbine Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Audaces fortuna juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the bold.