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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Coulson is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the region of Colston, a parish in the county of Nottingham.

Coulson Early Origins



The surname Coulson was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Coulson Spelling Variations


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Coulson Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Coulson has been spelled many different ways, including Coulson, Colson, Colsune, Colsoun, Colsoune, Culson, Culsoune, Cullson, Collson, Coullson, Collsoun and many more.

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Coulson Early History


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Coulson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coulson research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1200, 1379, 1680, 1760 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Coulson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coulson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coulson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coulson 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Coulsons to arrive in North America:

Coulson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Danil Coulson, who landed in Virginia in 1648
  • Daniel Coulson, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • Thomas Coulson, who landed in Virginia in 1666
  • Richard Coulson, who arrived in Maryland in 1674
  • Maudlin Coulson, who landed in Maryland in 1680

Coulson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hen Coulson, who arrived in Virginia in 1713
  • John Coulson, who landed in Virginia in 1713

Coulson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Coulson, who landed in America in 1804
  • Patrick Coulson, aged 31, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • John B Coulson, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • Ph Coulson, aged 40, landed in America in 1821
  • Eneas Coulson, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1886

Coulson Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • John Coulson who settled in Hampstead, Connecticut, in the year 1666

Coulson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Coulson settled in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • John Coulson, aged 20, arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774

Coulson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jonathan Coulson, aged 25, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad"

Coulson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • R. Coulson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • W. Coulson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" in 1872 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Daily Southern Cross October 25th 1872. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Robert Henderson. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/RobertHenderson1872.htm
  • Robert Coulson, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Eleanor Coulson, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Robert Arthur Coulson, aged 3 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coulson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coulson (post 1700)



  • Catherine Elizabeth Coulson (1943-2015), American stage and screen actress, known for her roles in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), The Amputee (1974) and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  • Elizabeth Coulson (b. 1954), American former Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives (1997-2011)
  • Danny Coulson, American law enforcement official, former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI
  • Robert Jackson "Bob" Coulson (1887-1953), American Major League Baseball and Federal League outfielder who played from 1908 to 1914
  • Robert Strattor "Buck" Coulson (1928-1999), American science fiction writer
  • Joseph Coulson (b. 1957), American novelist, poet, and playwright
  • Gustavus Hamilton Blenkinsopp Coulson VC, DSO (1879-1901), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Elizabeth Kerr Coulson (1819-1876), English novelist who used the pseudonym Roxburghe Lothian
  • Charlie William Coulson (b. 1996), English footballer
  • Andrew Edward Coulson (b. 1968), English journalist and political strategist
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Coulson Historic Events


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Coulson Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. John Coulson (b. 1911), English Musician serving for the Royal Marine Band from York, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Coulson, British Petty Officer Cook, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Phillip Coulson, British Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Je mourrai pour ceux que j'aime
Motto Translation: I would die for those I love.


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Coulson Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Daily Southern Cross October 25th 1872. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Robert Henderson. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/RobertHenderson1872.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Coulson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coulson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 12 September 2016 at 11:44.

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