Colwyke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Colwyke family

The surname Colwyke 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] 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 Colwyke family

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Colwyke 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.

Early Notables of the Colwyke family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Colwyke family

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..

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