Show ContentsCoulenson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Coulenson is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the personal name Col-in, which is a diminutive of Col, which in turn is a pet form of Nicholas. The surname Coulenson 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 Coulenson family

The surname Coulenson 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 Coulenson family

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Coulenson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Coulenson have been found, including Collinson, Collenson, Colenson, Colinson and others.

Early Notables of the Coulenson 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 Coulenson family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Coulenson, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : John Collinson who settled in Boston Mass in 1765. on Facebook