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The ancestors of the name Coddington date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Coddington family lived in the town of Coddington, Cheshire. Although there are locations of the same name in Nottingham and Herefordshire, the Cheshire branch of the family is thought to be the source of most, if not all, cases of the name.

Coddington Early Origins



The surname Coddington was first found in Cheshire at Coddington, a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Cotintone. Coddington is also located in Nottinghamshire (a village), Derbyshire (home of two farms) and Herefordshire (a tiny hamlet.) The Domesday Book lists Cotintone in Nottinghamshire and Cotingtune in Herefordshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Cot(t)a," from the Old English personal names + "ing" + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Coddington Spelling Variations


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Coddington Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Coddington are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Coddington include: Coddington, Codington and others.

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Coddington Early History


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Coddington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coddington research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1601, 1678, 1630, 1651, 1689 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Coddington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coddington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coddington Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include William Coddington High Sheriff of Dublin; William Coddington (1601-1678) founder and 1st Governor of Rhode Island; he arrived in America...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coddington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coddington In Ireland


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Coddington In Ireland



Some of the Coddington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 121 words (9 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Coddington or a variant listed above:

Coddington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Coddington of Lincolnshire who arrived in Rhode Island in 1630
  • Mary Coddington, who was on record in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Mr. Coddington, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630
  • William Coddington, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Stockdale Coddington, who landed in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1644
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coddington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Coddington arrived in Philadelphia in 1844
  • Fred Coddington, who landed in Iowa in 1886
  • Mrs. J. Coddington, aged 44, who arrived in America from London, in 1892
  • Sarah Coddington, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • Tolin Coddington, aged 30, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coddington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Miss Elsie Coddington, who arrived in America, in 1903
  • Mrs. Coddington, who arrived in America, in 1903
  • Julia Coddington, aged 60, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Emilia Coddington, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Donald C. Coddington, aged 6, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coddington Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Asher Coddington U.E. born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Parr Town [Saint John], New Brunswick c. 1783 he served in the 2nd American Regiment [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Coddington Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Coddington, who came to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coddington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coddington (post 1700)



  • Edwin Foster Coddington (1870-1950), American astronomer who co-discovered the comet C/1898 L1 (Coddington-Pauly) and the galaxy IC 2574 which later became known as Coddington's nebula
  • Boyd Leon Coddington (1944-2008), American owner of the Boyd Coddington Hot Rod Shop and star of American Hot Rod on TLC
  • W. R. Coddington, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1874-75
  • Thomas Coddington, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1924
  • Jonathan J. Coddington, American politician, Postmaster at New York City, New York, 1836-42
  • Jonathan I. Coddington, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1827
  • John C. Coddington, American politician, Mayor of Rahway, New Jersey, 1869-70
  • Jacob Coddington, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Sullivan and Ulster counties, 1811-13
  • E. W. Coddington, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Florida, 1896
  • D. S. Coddington, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 15th District, 1862
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nec metuas nec optes
Motto Translation: Neither fear nor wish.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. 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.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. 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).
  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 Coddington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coddington 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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