The founding heritage of the Codlin family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Codlin comes from when one of the family worked as a fisherman.
The surname Codlin was originally derived from the Old English word Codling.
Early Origins of the Codlin family
The surname Codlin was first found in Yorkshire
. 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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 Codlin family
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Codlin 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. Codlin has been spelled many different ways, including Codling, Cudelyne, Codlyng, Kodling, Codelyng and many more.
Early Notables of the Codlin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Codlin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Codlin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Codlin, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
- George Codlin, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842
- Charles Codlin, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
Contemporary Notables of the name Codlin (post 1700)
- Brett William Codlin (b. 1956), former New Zealand rugby union player, member of the New Zealand National Team, the All Blacks, in 1980