Collar

Recorded in a number of spellings as shown below, this is an ancient English surname, and one of the earliest surname ever recorded anywhere. It is occupational, and describes or described a charcoal maker or just possibly an early coal merchant or miner. The name derives from the Olde English pre 7th century word "col", meaning originally charcoal, with the agent suffix "(i)er", denoting "one who does or works with". Job-descriptive surnames were amongst the first to be created, but they only became hereditary, if and when, a son followed the father into the same line of business. Early examples of the surname include: Bernard le Coliere, in the Somersetshire Pipe Rolls of 1172; Henry le Colyer, in the Buckinghamshire Hundred Rolls of 1275, and John le Collier, in the London Patent Rolls of 1280. The modern surname forms include Collar, Coller, Collier, Colliar, Colliard, Collyer, Colyer, Collyear and Colleer. Amongst the early recordings of the name in surviving church registers of the diocese of Greater London are those of the marriages of John Collyer and Awdrey Parteridg at St. Dunstans in the East, Stepney, on April 19th 1561, and of Thomas Coller who married Elizabeth Prowes on May 26th 1583, at St. Bartholomew the Less. One of the coat of arms granted to a family of the name has the blazon of a red shield, charged with a silver chevron, and thereon three red roses stalked and leaved green, between three silver wolves' heads erased. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ranulf Colier. This was dated 1150, in the registers known as The Danelaw for the county of Lincolnshire. This was during the reign of King Stephen, also known as the "Count of Blois", 1135 - 1154. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Collar — may refer to: Human neckwear: Collar (clothing), the part of a garment that fastens around or frames the neck Ruff collar Slave collar Collar (BDSM), a device of any material placed around the neck of the submissive partner in BDSM Collar… …   Wikipedia

  • Collar — Col lar, n. [OE. coler, coller, OF. colier, F. collier, necklace, collar, fr. OF. col neck, F. cou, fr. L. collum; akin to AS. heals, G. & Goth. hals. Cf. {Hals}, n.] 1. Something worn round the neck, whether for use, ornament, restraint, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collar — index handcuff Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 collar …   Law dictionary

  • Collar — Col lar, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Collared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Collaring}.] 1. To seize by the collar. [1913 Webster] 2. To put a collar on. 3. to arrest, as a wanted criminal. Same as {put the collar on}. [PJC] {To collar beef} (or other meat), to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Collar — (abgeleitet vom lateinischen collare Halseisen für Sklaven ) bezeichnet: im Finanzwesen eine Kombination aus zwei gegenläufigen Optionen, siehe Collar (Finanzwesen) in der Mykologie einen Teil eines Pilzes, siehe Collar (Mykologie) im BDSM ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • collar — sustantivo masculino 1. Adorno o joya que rodea el cuello sin ceñirlo: un collar de perlas. 2. Especie de cinturón pequeño que rodea el cuello de ciertos animales domésticos: Puso un collar antiparasitario al gato. 3. Insignia de ciertas… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • collar — [käl′ər] n. [ME coler < OFr colier < L collare, band or chain for the neck < collum, the neck < IE base * kwel , to turn > WHEEL, Ger hals, neck] 1. the part of a garment that encircles the neck 2. a cloth band or folded over piece …   English World dictionary

  • collar of S's — or collar of SS or collar of esses, an ornamental collar comprising a number of S s, sometimes combined with other figures, long in use in England, having been worn as a badge by adherents of the royal house of Lancaster, and still forming a part …   Useful english dictionary

  • collar — [n] neck attire bertha, choker, dicky, Eton, fichu, fraise, frill, jabot, neckband, ruff, torque, Vandyke; concepts 450,452 collar [v] apprehend abduct, appropriate, arrest, bag, capture, catch, cop*, corner, get, grab, hook, lay hands on, nab,… …   New thesaurus

  • collar — (Del lat. collāre, de collum, cuello). 1. m. Adorno que ciñe o rodea el cuello. 2. Insignia de algunas magistraturas, dignidades y órdenes de caballería. 3. Faja de plumas que ciertas aves tienen alrededor del cuello, y que se distingue por su… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • collar — Cualquier estructura que rodea a otra, generalmente alrededor de su cuello, como los collares de hueso perióstico que se forman alrededor de la diáfisis de los huesos en crecimiento. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud,… …   Diccionario médico

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