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During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Coullon was first used in France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Coullon family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Coullon was an occupational name for a keeper of doves or pigeons having derived from the Old French word "colombe," which means dove.

Coullon Early Origins



The surname Coullon was first found in Guyenne, where this distinguished family held a family seat since the 1100's.

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Coullon Early History


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Coullon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coullon research. Another 564 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1251, 1300, 1308, 1360, 1450, 1500, 1506, 1510, 1530, 1585, 1594, 1596, 1647, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Coullon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coullon Spelling Variations


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Coullon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Coulombe, Colombe, Coulomb, Colomb, Columbe, Columb, Coloumb, Coloumbe, Coulumb, Coulumbe, Coulon, Coulons, Coulont, Coullombe, Coullomb, Coullon, Coullons, Coullont, Coullomb, Collombe, Collon and many more.

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Coullon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coullon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the name was Michel Colombe (c. 1430-c. 1513), a French sculptor whose work bridged the late Gothic and Renaissance styles; Jean Colombe (c. 1430-1493), a French miniature painter and illuminator of manuscripts; Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), the Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, in 1492 he departed from Palos de la...

Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coullon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coullon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Rene Coullon, who landed in Acadia in 1658

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