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  • Ann (unknown) Colpitts - Smith - Hatton [Convict "Lady Penrhyn" 1788] (1759 - 1832)
    Ann was born c1759 (might be Ann WISE or Ann WATSON - see discussions) Ann married Thomas COLPITTS on 7/1/1778 at Auckland, Durham, England Ann was convicted of stealing and was sentenced to 7 year...
  • Colpitts (deceased)
  • Abbie J. Colpitts (1882 - 1892)
    Reference: TNG Genealogy - SmartCopy : Sep 13 2017, 16:20:00 UTC
  • Abel Jones Colpitts (1879 - c.1943)
    Reference: TNG Genealogy - SmartCopy : Sep 13 2017, 16:20:00 UTC
  • Abigail Charlotte Colpitts (1852 - 1926)
    Abigail came to the US a widow, with her children, Stephen, Fred, Ann, and Hazel, before WWI. During WWI she lost a son; Guthrie, who fought in the Canadian army, motorcycle corps. Her sons loved motor...

About the Colpitts surname

The "Colpitts" surname comes from England originally in the area around NewCastle-on-Tyne which was a major coal producing city in England during the 15th century. This is when the name "Colpotts" first appeared then later Colpytts then Colpitts which means literally the pits from which coal was extracted. Names such as this were local and usually related to one's occupation. The name "Colpitts" was never a very common name except within that small region.