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  • Ann Colpitts - Colethread - 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 years ...
  • Colpitts (deceased)
  • A. Charity Colpitts (1837 - 1923)
    GEDCOM Note === Category: River Glade, New Brunswick == Biography ==A. Charity Colpitts was born 07 OCT 1837 in Pollett River, WestmorlandCounty, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of John Colpitts an...
  • 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

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.