Coddolf History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The rugged west coast of Scotland in the kingdom of Dalriada is the setting from which came the Coddolf name. The name derives from someone having lived in Cullen in the Hebrides.
Early Origins of the Coddolf family
The surname Coddolf was first found in Cullen, a burgh, seaport, and parish, in the county of Banff. "This place, the origin of the name of which is altogether uncertain, was originally called Inverculan, being bounded on the north and west by the water of Cullen, which falls into the sea on the western side of the parish; and in ancient times it formed part of the parish of Fordyce. Its early history is for the most part involved in obscurity; but there appears to be no reason to doubt the truth of the tradition, that a severe conflict took place here between the Danes and the Scots under Indulfus, in the year 960. The king was killed by an arrow at the head of his troops; but the enemy were completely routed." 
Cull or Coll are literally derived from the Celtic "dweller at a wood [Gaelic and Irish coill]." 
Early History of the Coddolf family
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Coddolf Spelling Variations
In various documents Coddolf has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Cull, Coll, Coole, Cula, Codolf and others.
Early Notables of the Coddolf family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coddolf family to Ireland
Some of the Coddolf family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Coddolf family
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Coddolfs to arrive in North America: Passenger lists show the ".
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: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.