Cooulson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Important Dates for the Cooulson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cooulson research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1200, 1379, 1680, 1760, 1668, 1636, 1721 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Cooulson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

Notables of this surname at this time include: John Colson (1680-1760), British mathematician, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. He "was son of Francis Colson of Lichfield, vicar-choral of the cathedral and nephew of John Strype, the ecclesiastical historian." [1] Lancelot Colson ( fl. 1668), was an astrologer who practised at the sign of the Royal Oak on...
Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cooulson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cooulson family

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.

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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