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. 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
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. 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Coulston family
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Coulston Spelling Variations
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)
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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
Coulston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Coulston (post 1700)
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