The ancient roots of the Cooulson family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Cooulson comes from when the family lived in the region of Colston, a parish in the county of Nottingham.
Early Origins of the Cooulson family
The surname Cooulson was first found in Northumberland
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Cooulson family
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Cooulson Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Cooulson has appeared include Coulson, Colson, Colsune, Colsoun, Colsoune, Culson, Culsoune, Cullson, Collson, Coullson, Collsoun and many more.
Early Notables of the Cooulson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cooulson family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cooulson arrived in North America very early: John Coulson who settled in Hampstead, Connecticut, in the year 1666; John Coulson settled in Fort Cumberland
, Nova Scotia in 1774; and Adam Colson settled in Reading sometime before 1668.
The Cooulson Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Je mourrai pour ceux que j'aime
Motto Translation: I would die for those I love.