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The Coady history begins in Cornwall, a rugged coastal region in southwestern England. Quite distinct from Devon, the adjoining county, Cornwall had its own spoken language until the late 18th century. The Coady history began here. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames were derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. Unlike most Celtic peoples, who favored patronymic names, the Cornish predominantly used local surnames. The Coady family originally lived in the village of Coad in Cornwall.

Coady Early Origins



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

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Coady Spelling Variations


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Coady Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Coady, Cody, Coadie, Code, Codde and others.

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Coady Early History


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Coady Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coady research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1275 is included under the topic Early Coady History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coady Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coady Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Coady In Ireland


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Coady In Ireland



Some of the Coady family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 167 words (12 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



Early records show that people bearing the name Coady arrived in North America quite early:

Coady Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Coady settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768
  • Thomas Coady, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1768

Coady Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Coady settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • J Coady, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mary Coady, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coady (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coady (post 1700)



  • Richard Joseph Coady IV (b. 1976), former American NFL football safety
  • Edmund "Ed" H. Coady (b. 1867), American football starting quarterback for the University of Notre Dame
  • Charles Pearce Coady (1868-1934), American politician, U.S. Representative from the third district of Maryland
  • Siobhán Coady (b. 1960), Canadian businesswoman and politician from Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Rev. Dr. Moses Michael Coady (1882-1959), Canadian Roman Catholic priest, adult educator and co-operative entrepreneur
  • Lynn Coady (b. 1970), Canadian novelist and journalist
  • John Coady (b. 1960), former Irish footballer
  • C. A. J. "Tony" Coady (b. 1936), Australian philosopher

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Coady Historic Events


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Coady Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Edward  Coady (1916-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. 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).
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Coady Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coady 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 October 2016 at 18:10.

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