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Coulbeck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Coulbeck name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived near a cold stream. The surname Coulbeck is derived from the Old English word ceald, which means cold, and the Old Norse word bekkr, which means stream. Thus, Coulbeck belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of tree. However, the surname Coulbeck may also belong to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads; in this case the name is derived from residence in or near the settlement of Caldbeck in Cumberland.

Early Origins of the Coulbeck family

The surname Coulbeck was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Coulbeck family

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Coulbeck 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 Coulbeck were recorded, including Colbeck, Caldebeck, Coulbeck, Colebeck, Coldbeck, Caldbeck, Callbeck, Calbeck, Coleback, Coalbeck, Callback, Coallbeck, Colbatch, Collback and many more.

Early Notables of the Coulbeck family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Coulbeck family to the New World and Oceana

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 Coulbeck family emigrate to North America:

Coulbeck Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Clare F. Coulbeck, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Coulbeck (post 1700)

  • Neil Coulbeck (1952-2006), English banker with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

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