Early Origins of the Colwich family
The surname Colwich was first found in Staffordshire
at Colwich, a civil parish and village which dates back to 1240 when it was first listed as Colewich. The place name literally means "building where charcoal is made or stored," from the Old English word "col" + "wic." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Today the parish includes the villages and hamlets of Colwich, Great Haywood, Little Haywood, Moreton, Bishton, and Wolseley Bridge. Colwick Hall was an English country house in Colwick that dates back to an early reference on the death of William de Colwick in 1362, when it passed by the marriage of his daughter Joan to Sir Richard Byron. Alternatively, Colwick in Nottinghamshire
may hold the origins of the surname. In this latter case, the surname was descended from the tenant
of the lands of Colwick, held by Waland from William Peverel, the natural son of Duke William of Normandy
by Maud and who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086.
Early History of the Colwich family
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Colwich Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Colwich, Colwick, Colwiche, Colwike, Colwych, Colwyke, Collwich, Collwike, Collwych, Collick, Collyke, Collich, Colicke and many more.
Early Notables of the Colwich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colwich family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..