Codd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Codd 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, Codd 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, Codd may also be an occupational surname applied to someone involved in one of these trades.

Early Origins of the Codd family

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

Important Dates for the Codd family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Codd research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1648, 1709, 1672, 1689, 1689, 1690 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Codd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Codd Spelling Variations

Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Codd have included Code, Codd, Codde, Coad, Coade and others.

Early Notables of the Codd 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 Codd family to Ireland

Some of the Codd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Codd migration to the United States

Many Welsh joined the great migrations to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like their Scottish and Irish neighbors, many Welsh families left their homeland hoping to find hope and prosperity in a land that the English did not exercise a tight rule over. Those Welsh immigrants that successfully traveled to North America went on to make significant contributions to the rapid development of both Canada and the United States in terms of the settling of land and the establishment of industry. They also added to the rich cultural heritage of both countries. An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Codd:

Codd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Codd, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • Baltasar Codd, who arrived in Maryland in 1638 [1]
  • George Codd who settled in Virginia in 1643
  • Bartholomew Codd, who landed in Maryland in 1660-1661 [1]
  • James Codd, who settled in Barbados in 1680
Codd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • St. Leger Codd, who landed in Virginia in 1708 [1]
  • Lewis Codd, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]
Codd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Codd, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Nicolas Codd, aged 50, who arrived in Maine in 1812 [1]
  • William Codd, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Bridget Codd, aged 37, who landed in Massachusetts in 1812 [1]
  • Edward Codd, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Codd migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Codd Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Codd, who arrived in Canada in 1816
  • Geo Codd, who arrived in Canada in 1820

Codd migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Codd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Janet Codd, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [2]

Codd migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Codd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Nicholas Codd (Cross), (b. 1796), aged 51, Irish settler arriving as Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [3]
  • Mrs. Codd (Cross), Irish settler with 2 sons and 3 daughters travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [3]
  • Miss Codd, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "England" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 6th February 1867 [4]
  • Charles Codd, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in Napier aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Joseph Codd, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Napier aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Codd (post 1700)

  • Robert Codd, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924 [5]
  • Mary T. Codd, American politician, Representative from New York 17th District, 1980; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984 [5]
  • J. Leon Codd, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1948; Member of Virginia State House of Delegates, 1950 [5]
  • George Pierre Codd (1869-1927), American Republican politician, Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1905-06; Member of University of Michigan Board of Regents; Elected 1909; Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1911-21, 1924-27 [5]
  • George E. Codd, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Detroit, Michigan, 1879-85 [5]
  • Edgar F. Codd (1923-2003), British computer scientist
  • Edgar F Codd (1923-2003), British computer scientist

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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