Codling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The many generations and branches of the Codling family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a fisherman. The surname Codling was originally derived from the Old English word Codling.

Early Origins of the Codling family

The surname Codling 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 Codling family

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

Codling Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Codling were recorded, including Codling, Cudelyne, Codlyng, Kodling, Codelyng and many more.

Early Notables of the Codling family (pre 1700)

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


United States Codling migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Codling family emigrate to North America:

Codling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Henry Codling, aged 16, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [2]
Codling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Codling, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [2]
  • George Codling who arrived in New York in 1847

New Zealand Codling migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Codling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Codling, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Nourmahal" arriving in Dunedin, Otaga, South Island, New Zealand on 5th May 1858 [3]
  • Mrs. Sarah Codling, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Nourmahal" arriving in Dunedin, Otaga, South Island, New Zealand on 5th May 1858 [3]
  • Elijah Codling, aged 34, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872
  • Mary A. Codling, aged 33, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872
  • Elijah H. Codling, aged 3 mths., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen Bee" in 1872

Contemporary Notables of the name Codling (post 1700) +

  • J. Frank Codling, American politician, Mayor of Royal Oak, Michigan, 1925 [4]
  • Neil Codling (b. 1973), English singer-songwriter and keyboardist


  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)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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