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The name Codman is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a servant of someone named Cade, or a person who packed herring into barrels or made the barrels themselves. The surname may also be derived from the Old English personal name Cędmon, which was the name of a poet who died around 680 AD. According to the Venerable Bede, Cędmon was an illiterate herdsman who received divine inspiration in a dream to enter a monastery and write religious poetry. He is principally known for the work entitled "Cędmon's Hymn."

Codman Early Origins



The surname Codman was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. Caedmon who lived in the 7th century was the first English Christian poet, his poetry was based on the Scriptures.

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Codman Spelling Variations


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Codman Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Codman are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Codman include: Cadman, Cadiman, Caddman, Caedman, Caedmon, Chadman, Catman, Cattman, Katman, Kadman, Kaddman, Cudman, Cuddman, Cutman, Cuttman, Codman, Coddman, Coadman, Codeman, Caidman, Cadsman, Cadesman, Cattsman, Coldman, Caldman, Caldmen and many more.

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Codman Early History


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Codman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Codman research. Another 334 words (24 lines of text) covering the year 1270 is included under the topic Early Codman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Codman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Codman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Codman or a variant listed above:

Codman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Codman, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Richard Codman, who landed in New England in 1653
  • William Codman, who landed in Portsmouth in 1672
  • Stephen Codman, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1680

Codman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Codman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Codman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Codman, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Codman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Codman (post 1700)



  • Franklin L. Codman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1908
  • Edmund D. Codman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Massachusetts State Treasurer, 1904; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916
  • Charles R. Codman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1890

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Codman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Codman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 10:22.

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