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Collé is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the given name Nicholas. Coll was a popular diminutive of Nicholas in the Middle Ages.

Collé Early Origins



The surname Collé was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Collé Spelling Variations


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Collé Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Collé has been recorded under many different variations, including Colls, Colles, Colle, Coll, Col and others.

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Collé Early History


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Collé Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collé research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1406, 1408, 1438, 1293, 1334, 1379, 1524, 1777 and 1796 are included under the topic Early Collé History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collé Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Collé Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Collé Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collé In Ireland


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Collé In Ireland



Some of the Collé family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Collé or a variant listed above:

Collé Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P Colle, aged 28, landed in Key West, Fla in 1837
  • F M Colle, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collé (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Collé (post 1700)



  • Jean Théodore Colle, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Collé Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Collé 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 February 2015 at 11:23.

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