name Cooulton comes from when the family resided in Colton. There are places named Colton in Staffordshire
and North Yokshire. Although the Staffordshire
origin is more common some families' names are derived from the Norfolk
Early Origins of the Cooulton family
The surname Cooulton was first found in Colton or Coulton, located in Staffordshire
, North Yorkshire
. The places had a variety of listings in the Domesday Book
including Coletuna CITATION[CLOSE]
Page, William (ed), A History of the County of Norfolk. London: Victoria County History, 1906. Print
, Coletune (North Yorkshire) and Coltone (Staffordshire.) However, the meaning of the place names were essentially the same: "farmstead of a man called Cola or Koli" having derived from the Old English or Old Scandinavian personal name
+ tun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
placename was originally listed as Coleton in 1202, but its origins may have been much earlier.
Early History of the Cooulton family
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Cooulton Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cooulton has been recorded under many different variations, including Colton, Coulton and others.
Early Notables of the Cooulton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cooulton family to Ireland
Some of the Cooulton family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 49 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cooulton family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cooulton or a variant listed above: Nicholas Colton who settled in Virginia in 1643; William Colton settled in Virginia in 1774; Thomas Colton settled in Barbados in 1679; Amos, Charles, James, John, Thomas, and William all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870..