Coolinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Coolinson comes from the personal name Col-in, which is a diminutive of Col, which in turn is a pet form of Nicholas. The surname Coolinson features the suffix -son, which was most common in the north of England and largely supplanted other Anglo-Saxon patronymic suffixes by the 14th century.
Early Origins of the Coolinson family
The surname Coolinson was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Coolinson family
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Coolinson Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Coolinson were recorded, including Collinson, Collenson, Colenson, Colinson and others.
Early Notables of the Coolinson family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Peter Collinson (1694-1768), English naturalist and antiquary, born near Windermere on 14 Jan. 1694. "His parents were members of the Society of Friends, who were settled on the paternal estate called...
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Migration of the Coolinson family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Coolinson family emigrate to North America: John Collinson who settled in Boston Mass in 1765.
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