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Historical References

"COLLIER, COLLIAR, COLYEAH. The word 'collier' originally meant a charcoal-burner and not, as now, a coal-miner. John Colzear was piper in Dunfermline in 1582 (Dunfermline), and another John Coilzear was retoured heir of John Coilzear de Lochgellie his father in 1606 (Retours, Fife, 163). Major David Coolyear referred to in 1667 (Braces of Airth, p. xxvi) is doubtless the Major David Robertson alias Collyar in the parish of Tillicoultrie mentioned in 1671 (Dunblane). This major may be the person referred to by Macfarlane: "A Robertson a Branch from the family of Strowan Changed his name from Robertson to Collier having got out of Scotland to Holland for a Slaughter in a Collier Ship from Culross to Holland... Settled there and called himself Collier he came to be a Collonell in the Service of the States" (Macfarlane, n, p. 314-315). William Coalyear in Craigiewafl, 1674 (Edin. App.). Colyeer 1679, Colzear 1563 "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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