The name Coulston was first used by England’s ancient Anglo-Saxon culture.It comes from when the family lived in either Colston Basset, whish is in Carcolston in Nottinghamshire, or in Coulston, which lies in the county of Wiltshire.The surname Coulston often belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.However, the name Coulstin is also often a patronymic surname derived from the Old English name Colstan or the Old Norse name Kolstein.
First found in England in Lincolnshire, where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
William Coulston came from Cliburn, Morland, Westmorland, Yorkshire, England to Pennsylvania with his wife Elizabeth Bushy around 1698.
Our pre-America Coulstons are:
1 John Colston b. Morland, Westmorland, England Abt1525
2.1 Richard Colston b Morland, Westmorland 1542 d. Morland, Westmorland, England 1587, m Morland Westmorland 18 Oct 1569 Elizabeth Docker d. Morland, Westmorland, England 29 Apr 1593
3.2.1 Elizabeth Colston b. Morland, Westmoreland, England Abt1571
3.2.2 Elyoner Colston b. Morland, Westmoreland, England Abt1573
3.2.3 Margaret Colston b. Morland, Westmoreland, England Abt1575
3.2.4 Agnes Colston b. Morland, Westmoreland, England Abt1578
3.2.5 Isabell Colston b. Morland, Westmoreland, England Abt1581
3.2.6 Richard Colston b. Morland, Westmoreland, England 1584 m. Thomason Hugill
3.2.7 Janett b. Morland, Westmoreland, England 1587
22.214.171.124.1 Elizabeth Coulston b. Morland, Westmoreland, England Abt1620
126.96.36.199.2 Richard Colston b. Cliburn, Westmoreland, England 1627
188.8.131.52.3 William Colston b. 1633
184.108.40.206.4 Henry Coulston b. Morland, Westmoreland, England 1636 m. 03 Oct 1662 Elizabeth Hinde
220.127.116.11.6.4.1 John Coulston
The Coulstons in America and some of their descendants which pertain to us are:
18.104.22.168.6.4.2 William Coulston b. Dowgill, Cliburn Morland, Yorkshire, England