The name Colvax comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a sly fox, and would have been given to a crafty fellow.
Early Origins of the Colvax family
The surname Colvax was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Colvax family
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Colvax 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 Colvax has undergone many spelling variations
, including Colfox, Coolefox, Colvox, Colefax, Colfax, Cofax, Golfax and many more.
Early Notables of the Colvax family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colvax 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 Colvax were among those contributors: S. Colefax who arrived in New York in 1822.