Codlyng History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Codlyng comes from one of the family having worked as a fisherman. The surname Codlyng was originally derived from the Old English word Codling.
Early Origins of the Codlyng family
The surname Codlyng 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. 
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Early History of the Codlyng family
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Codlyng Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Codlyng have been found, including: Codling, Cudelyne, Codlyng, Kodling, Codelyng and many more.
Early Notables of the Codlyng family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Codlyng family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Codlyng, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : George Codling who arrived in New York in 1847.
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)