The name Colvox is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Colvox was a name used for a sly fox, and would have been given to a crafty fellow.
Early Origins of the Colvox family
The surname Colvox was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Colvox family
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Colvox Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Colvox include Colfox, Coolefox, Colvox, Colefax, Colfax, Cofax, Golfax and many more.
Early Notables of the Colvox family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colvox family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Colvox were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: S. Colefax who arrived in New York in 1822.