Coulston


Coulston
Recorded in several forms as shown below, this is an Anglo-Irish surname. It has two possible origins. The first source is a patronymic form of the surname Coole, which is a development of the Gaelic "MacCumhaill", meaning the son of Cumhall, a byname meaning 'champion.' The second possible origin is a patronymic of the English surname Cole. Thi was itself a nickname form of the Greek personal name Nicholas, and translating as 'victory people'. This personal name was popular among Christians throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, and the spellings of this surname include Coulson, Coulston, Coleson, Cowles and Coolson. The earliest recording in Ireland was of the christening of John Colson, on January 22nd 1628 at St. John the Evangelist, Dublin, whilst in the city of London we have the christening of Alexander Coulson, on January 1st 1605 at St. Martin Ludgate. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Alstan Colesune. This was dated 1095, in the "Feudal Documents of the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds", Suffolk, during the reign of King William 11nd, and known as "Rufus", 1087 - 1100. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Coulston — Coordinates: 51°17′06″N 2°04′05″W / 51.285°N 2.068°W / 51.285; 02.068 …   Wikipedia

  • Coulston Glacier — (72°25′S 167°58′E / 72.417°S 167.967°E / 72.417; 167.967) is a small tributary glacier flowing south from Cartographers Range into Trafalgar Glacier, 10 nautical miles ( …   Wikipedia

  • Coulston Foundation — The Coulston Foundation (TCF) was a research facility established by the toxicologist Fred Coulston in 1993 [1] at Alamogordo, New Mexico.[2] At one point, the foundation may have had 650 chimpanzees[3] and conducted research on AIDS and… …   Wikipedia

  • Ashley Coulston — Infobox Criminal subject name = Ashley Mervyn Coulston image size = image caption = date of birth = place of birth = date of death = place of death = alias = charge = conviction = Murder x 3 Robbery False imprisonment x2 Reckless conduct… …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Coulston Gillispie — (born 1918) is an American historian of science, and the Dayton Stockton Professor of History of Science, Emeritus at Princeton University. The son of Raymond Livingston Gillispie,[1] Gillispie grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.[2] He attended… …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Coulston Gillispie — (* 1918) ist ein US amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker. Gillispie wuchs in Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) auf und studierte an der Wesleyan University (Abschluss 1940). 1949 promovierte er in Harvard. Ab den 1960er Jahren war er Professor für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Charles Coulston Gillispie — (nacido en 1918) es un historiador de la ciencia estadounidense y profesor emérito en la Universidad de Princeton. Biografía Creció en Bethlehem, Pennsylvania y estudió en Wesleyan University, graduándose en 1940. Recibió su doctorado en la… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Byzantine army — Infobox War Faction name= Byzantine Army war= Wars of the Byzantine Empire caption= active= 330 1453 AD ideology= leaders= Byzantine Emperor (Commander in chief) headquarters=Constantinople area= Balkans, Asia Minor, Middle East, Italy, North… …   Wikipedia

  • Gothic and Vandal warfare — The Goths, Gepids, Vandals, and Burgundians were East Germanic groups who appear in Roman records in Late Antiquity. At times these groups warred against or allied with the Roman Empire, the Huns, and various Germanic tribes.The size and social… …   Wikipedia

  • Save the Chimps — Save the Chimps, the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world, provides care to 287 chimpanzees rescued from invasive research and other forms of exploitation. Save the Chimps cares for these chimpanzees at two separate locations; a temporary… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.