The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Colyfox come from its first bearer, who was a sly fox, and would have been given to a crafty fellow.
Early Origins of the Colyfox family
The surname Colyfox was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Colyfox family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colyfox research.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1274, 1511, 1550, 1869 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Colyfox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Colyfox Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Colyfox has been spelled many different ways, including Colfox, Coolefox, Colvox, Colefax, Colfax, Cofax, Golfax and many more.
Early Notables of the Colyfox family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Colyfox Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Colyfox family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Colyfoxs to arrive in North America: S. Colefax who arrived in New York in 1822.