in origin. It was a name given to a person who worked as a
from ancient times. This name is one of the few trade names as a shoemaker. in the west country of England.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Codner research.Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1170, 1173, 1221, 1281, 1292, 1346 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Codner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Codner include Codner, Codnor, Codnar and others.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Codner were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Codner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Mary Codner, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Codner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Daniel Codner who arrived in Boston in 1765
Codner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Ensign Jason Codner U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X