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The name Coad is from the rugged landscape of Wales. It is a Celtic name that was derived from Cudde or Codling, which were both pet-forms of the personal name Cuthbert. However, the Old English words "cod" and "codd," which mean bag, were used to refer to the belly or stomach c. 1250. Thus, Coad may be a nickname surname applied to someone whose belly was thought to resemble a bag. During the 16th century, a codder was a worker in leather, a saddler, or a peltmonger. Thus, Coad may also be an occupational surname applied to someone involved in one of these trades.

Coad Early Origins



The surname Coad was first found in Cornwall, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Coad Spelling Variations


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Coad Spelling Variations



Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Coad has occasionally been spelled Code, Codd, Codde, Coad, Coade and others.

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Coad Early History


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Coad Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coad research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1648, 1709, 1672, 1689, 1689, 1690 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Coad History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coad Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coad Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Code of Gridley Castle in Devon; and John Coode ( c. 1648-1709), born in Penryn, Cornwall, he left England...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coad Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coad In Ireland


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Coad In Ireland



Some of the Coad family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Coad

Coad Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephen Coad, who arrived in New England in 1714

Coad Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Coad, aged 35, arrived in Maine in 1812
  • William Coad, aged 28, landed in New York, NY in 1842
  • Emily Coad, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • S Coad, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • James W Coad, who arrived in Iowa in 1886

Coad Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Coad arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • Jane Coad arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • Nicholas Coad arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • Sarah Jane Coad arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • Samuel Coad arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coad Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Coad landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Ambrose Coad arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coad (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coad (post 1700)



  • Patrick Coad (1783-1872), noted American teacher and lecturer on the natural sciences and medicine
  • Joyce Coad (1917-1987), American child actress in motion pictures
  • Peter Coad (b. 1953), American software entrepreneur and author of books on programming
  • Merwin Coad (b. 1924), Democratic U.S. Representative from Iowa
  • Nellie Euphemia Coad (1883-1974), New Zealand teacher, community leader and writer
  • Matthew Paul Coad (b. 1984), English footballer
  • Conal Coad, New Zealand opera singer
  • Michael Coad, Australian rules footballer
  • Richard Coad (1825-1900), 19th century English, Cornish architect
  • Frank Coad (b. 1930), former Australian racing driver
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  11. ...

The Coad Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coad Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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