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De collas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The rich and ancient history of the De collas family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the given name Nicholas. A common diminutive of the name Nicholas was Col. The suffix "ard" was a Norman French suffix that meant "son of."

Early Origins of the De collas family


The surname De collas was first found in Essex and Sussex where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the De collas family


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De collas 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 De collas have been found, including Callard, Collard, Collarde, Colard, Colarde, Cullard, Collart, Collerd and many more.

Early Notables of the De collas family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the De collas family to the New World and Oceana


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 De collas, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Mary Collard who settled in Barbados in 1686; Stephen Collard settled in Maryland in 1737; Thomas Collard settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1822.

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