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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.

Codd Early Origins



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

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Codd Spelling Variations


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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.

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Codd Early History


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Codd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Codd 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 Codd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Codd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Codd 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 Codd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Codd In Ireland


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Codd In Ireland



Some of the Codd 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



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
  • Baltasar Codd, who arrived in Maryland in 1638
  • George Codd who settled in Virginia in 1643
  • Bartholomew Codd, who landed in Maryland in 1660-1661
  • James Codd settled in Barbados in 1680

Codd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • St. Leger Codd, who landed in Virginia in 1708
  • Lewis Codd, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Codd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Codd, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Nicolas Codd, aged 50, arrived in Maine in 1812
  • William Codd, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Bridget Codd, aged 37, landed in Massachusetts in 1812
  • Edward Codd, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Janet Codd arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm

Codd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Codd, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Napier aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Joseph Codd, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Napier aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Codd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Codd (post 1700)



  • Robert Codd, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1924
  • Mary T. Codd, American politician, Representative from New York 17th District, 1980; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984
  • J. Leon Codd, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1948; Member of Virginia State House of Delegates, 1950
  • 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
  • George E. Codd, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Detroit, Michigan, 1879-85
  • Edgar F. Codd (1923-2003), British computer scientist
  • Edgar F Codd (1923-2003), British computer scientist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Codd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Codd 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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