Codelyng History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Codelyng family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a fisherman. The surname Codelyng was originally derived from the Old English word Codling.

Early Origins of the Codelyng family

The surname Codelyng was first found in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The first records of the family were found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where Robert Codling and William Codling were both listed in Lincolnshire at that time. Years later, Adam Cudelyne (Codelyng) and Robert Codelyng were listed in the Yorshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [1]

Manks Codlin and Keswick Codlin are an apple species. The latter was developed at Gleaston Castle near Ulverston, Lancashire, England, before 1793 and introduced by nurseryman John Sander at Keswick, Cumbria.

Early History of the Codelyng family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Codelyng research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1275, 1379, 1398, 1524 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Codelyng History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Codelyng Spelling Variations

Codelyng has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Codelyng have been found, including Codling, Cudelyne, Codlyng, Kodling, Codelyng and many more.

Early Notables of the Codelyng family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Codelyng Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Codelyng family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Codelyngs to arrive on North American shores: George Codling who arrived in New York in 1847.



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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