Coade History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Coade 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, Coade 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, Coade may also be an occupational surname applied to someone involved in one of these trades.
Early Origins of the Coade family
The surname Coade was first found in Cornwall, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
"The manor of Methleigh, [in the parish of Breage, Cornwall] was formerly the property of Sir Thomas Arundell, of Truthall in Sithney, from whom it passed by sale to the family of Coode, about the commencement of the last century. In this family it has since remained, and it is now the property of Edward Coode, Esq. of St. Austell." 
Important Dates for the Coade family
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Coade Spelling Variations
There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name Coade have included Code, Codd, Codde, Coad, Coade and others.
Early Notables of the Coade family (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...
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Migration of the Coade family to Ireland
Some of the Coade family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Coade migration to the United States
Many Welsh families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North America. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Coade were found:
Coade Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Emil Sidwell Coade, aged 6, who landed in America from England, in 1892
- Emily Coade, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from England, in 1892
- W.H. Coade, aged 32, who settled in America from England, in 1892
Coade Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Montagne B. Coade, aged 21, who landed in America from Cornwall, in 1906
- William Henry Coade, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
- Katia Coade, aged 22, who settled in America from Yullow, Ireland, in 1912
- Thomas R. Coade, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Scotland, in 1912
- James R. Coade, aged 58, who landed in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1919
Coade migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Coade Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Coade, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849 
- Thomas Coade, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" 
- Mr. Francis Coade, (b. 1821), aged 31, Cornish miner departing from Plymouth on 21st May 1852 aboard the ship "Priam" arriving in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 25th August 1852 
- Mrs. Susannah Coade, (b. 1828), aged 24, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 21st May 1852 aboard the ship "Priam" arriving in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 25th August 1852 
- Mrs. Sarah Coade, (b. 1820), aged 34, Cornish shoemaker departing from Plymouth on 27th February 1854 aboard the ship "Parsee" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 9th June 1854 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Coade (post 1700)
- Peter Coade, Canadian CBC meteorologist who has forecasted weather for over 50 years (2013)
- Thorold Francis Coade, British school teacher and headmaster at Bryanston School, Dorset
- Eleanor Coade (1733-1821), British businesswoman known for manufacturing Neoclassical statues and garden ornaments made of Lithodipyra (Coade stone)
- Dorothy Coade Hewett (1923-2002), Australian feminist poet, novelist, librettist and playwright
Historic Events for the Coade family
HMS Royal Oak
- James A. Coade, British Engine Room Artificer with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking 
- ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
- ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
- ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html