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Coulston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Coulston is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in either Colston Basset, which is in Carcolston in Nottinghamshire, or in Coulston, which lies in the county of Wiltshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The surname Coulston often belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. However, the name Coulston is also often a patronymic surname derived from the Old English name Colstan or the Old Norse name Kolstein.

Early Origins of the Coulston family


The surname Coulston was first found in Nottinghamshire at Colston, now known as Colston Basset. The first record of the family was John de Colston who was listed here 20 Edward I. Some of the family were found in Yorkshire in early times. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list William Colstan and later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls list Johannes Colstane. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

As one would expect with listings so close to the Scottish border, Colston is near Bishopriggs, Lanarkshire, and Colstoun is found in East Lothian. However, the name is rare in Scotland. "Robert Colston, a Scotsman, had a safe conduct in England in 1465 and James Colston was an Edinburgh magistrate and local historian." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Early History of the Coulston family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coulston research.
Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1636, 1721, 1672, 1719, 1708, 1713, 1636 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Coulston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coulston Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Coulston family name include Coulston, Colston and others.

Early Notables of the Coulston family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Richard Coulston of Roundway; Edward Colston (1636-1721), a Bristol-born English merchant, philanthropist and Member of Parliament, eponym of the Colston bun, made of a yeast dough that is...
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Migration of the Coulston family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Coulston surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Coulston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Coulston, who settled in Virginia in 1656
  • Francis Coulston, who arrived in Virginia in 1656 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Coulston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Coulston, who arrived in New England in 1755

Contemporary Notables of the name Coulston (post 1700)


  • Earl Coulston, American developer who bought most of the American Christian theme park Heritage USA founded by televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker in 2004
  • Fred Coulston, American toxicologist who founded the eponymous The Coulston Foundation in 1993
  • Peter W. Coulston, American aviation electronics technician with U.S. Navy Squadron VX-6 at McMurdo Station, 1967, eponym of the Coulston Glacier, Antarctica
  • Jean Coulston (1934-2001), New Zealand cricketer who played in five Test matches between 1954 and 1957

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Citations


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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