Quodling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Anglo-Saxon name Quodling comes from when its first bearer worked as a fisherman. The surname Quodling was originally derived from the Old English word Codling.

Early Origins of the Quodling family

The surname Quodling was first found in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The first records of the family were found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where Robert Codling and William Codling were both listed in Lincolnshire at that time. Years later, Adam Cudelyne (Codelyng) and Robert Codelyng were listed in the Yorshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [1]

Manks Codlin and Keswick Codlin are an apple species. The latter was developed at Gleaston Castle near Ulverston, Lancashire, England, before 1793 and introduced by nurseryman John Sander at Keswick, Cumbria.

Important Dates for the Quodling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quodling research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1275, 1379, 1398, 1524 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Quodling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Quodling Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Quodling include Codling, Cudelyne, Codlyng, Kodling, Codelyng and many more.

Early Notables of the Quodling family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Quodling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Quodling family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Quodling or a variant listed above: George Codling who arrived in New York in 1847.

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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