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Colwych Early Origins



The surname Colwych 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." [1]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.

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Colwych Spelling Variations


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Colwych Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Colwich, Colwick, Colwiche, Colwike, Colwych, Colwyke, Collwich, Collwike, Collwych, Collick, Collyke, Collich, Colicke and many more.

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Colwych Early History


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Colwych Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colwych research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colwych History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colwych Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colwych Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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..

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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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