Coldem History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Coldem family

The surname Coldem was first found in Cambridgeshire at Coldham, a hamlet in Elm civil parish, part of the Fenland district. Coldham Estate in Cambridgeshire is a co-op farm today but Roman remains can be found there giving evidence to ancient Roman farms from late-Roman fenland settlements. The name is derived from the Old English word "cald" meaning "cold" and "ham" meaning "homestead." [1] Coldham Hall is a Grade I listed building which was built in 1574 for Sir Robert Rookwood.

Important Dates for the Coldem family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coldem research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1046, 1147, 1397, 1430, 1433, 1561, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Coldem History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coldem Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Coldham, Cooldam, Coldem, Coldhem, Codeham, Codeham and many more.

Early Notables of the Coldem family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Coldem family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Coldham, his wife and two children, who arrived in Lynn, MA in 1633; William Coldham, who arrived in Virginia in 1653; Charles Coldham, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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