Show ContentsCoddesford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Coddesford is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the parish of Cottesford, which is in the diocese of Oxford. 1

Early Origins of the Coddesford family

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

Early History of the Coddesford family

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Coddesford Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Coddesford has been recorded under many different variations, including Cottesford, Cosford, Cotesford, Cosforde, Cotesforde, Cotsford and many more.

Early Notables of the Coddesford family

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Migration of the Coddesford family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Coddesford or a variant listed above: 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