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Is Colton an Irish name?

Is Colton an Irish name?

Posted: 4 Jan 2006 5:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Nov 2006 7:20PM GMT
I am not certain if Colton is an Iris name or not, but I have kiin who immigrated from Ireland. Hope this helps.

Re: Is Colton an Irish name?

Posted: 3 Jan 2009 5:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
My parents visited England and the supposed town of their origin a number of years ago. I want to say it was Colville, but I may be mistaken. My brother might know for sure.

Re: Is Colton an Irish name?

Posted: 7 Sep 2009 1:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Colton is reported to be an English surname, although my line also came from Ireland.

Re: Is Colton an Irish name?

Posted: 22 Oct 2009 9:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
My Great grandfather Michael Colton came from County Laois in Ireland and they had been there for hundreds of years. But the name is supposed to be English. There is a large car dealership in Tulamore called Colton's. We consider ourselves Irish.

Re: Is Colton an Irish name?

Posted: 23 Oct 2009 2:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Here are some links which include some history on the Colton name as well as an English coat of arms -

http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.c/qx/colton-coat-arms.htm

http://www.chriscolton.co.uk/CoatArms.htm

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coltoninfo...


The name Colton is also noted in the Domesday book dating back to 1085 in England.

I think it's safe to say that any Irish Coltons probably can trace some lineage to that.

Re: Is Colton an Irish name?

Posted: 6 Feb 2012 11:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi all - as far as I was aware the name Colton in Ireland originated from the Irish O'Comhaltain from Donegal - the name is mentioned in the Annals of The Four Masters which were written between 1632 and 1636. The annals were a written history of early Ireland. Found this extract - Ua Ceallaigh, lord of Ui-Fiachrach of Ard-sratha, was killed by the Ui-Comhaltain, on the island of Loch-Laeghaire. Ui Comhaltain would be the plural, in other words the Colton clan. Angie

Re: Is Colton an Irish name?

Posted: 12 Jan 2013 11:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
do you know what line you come from? We have traced lineage back to George Colton but have hit a brick wall in tracing it any further, any help would be wonderful :)!

Re: Is Colton an Irish name?

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 2:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
does anyone on here have George Quartermaster Colton on their ancestory?
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