Show ContentsCoddesfithy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Coddesfithy is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the parish of Cottesford, which is in the diocese of Oxford. 1

Early Origins of the Coddesfithy family

The surname Coddesfithy was first found in Oxfordshire, at Cottesford, a small parish, in the union of Bicester, hundred of Ploughley. 2

Early History of the Coddesfithy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coddesfithy research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1540, 1555, 1567 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Coddesfithy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coddesfithy Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Coddesfithy has been spelled many different ways, including Cottesford, Cosford, Cotesford, Cosforde, Cotesforde, Cotsford and many more.

Early Notables of the Coddesfithy family

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Migration of the Coddesfithy family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Coddesfithys to arrive in North America: Richard Cotesford, who sailed to Maryland in 1638; and Thomas Cotsfort, who sailed to Maryland in 1667.

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook