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Coldham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Coldham family


The surname Coldham 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Coldham Hall is a Grade I listed building which was built in 1574 for Sir Robert Rookwood.

Early History of the Coldham family


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Coldham Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Coldham has been recorded under many different variations, including Coldham, Cooldam, Coldem, Coldhem, Codeham, Codeham and many more.

Early Notables of the Coldham family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Coldham family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Coldham or a variant listed above:

Coldham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Coldham, his wife and two children, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1633
  • William Coldham, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • William Coldham, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [2]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)
  • Charles Coldham, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 [2]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)
  • Charles Coldham, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682

Coldham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mortlock Coldham, who was deported to America in 1767

Coldham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Coldham, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Eagle" in 1861

Contemporary Notables of the name Coldham (post 1700)


  • Peter Wilson Coldham (1926-2012), British genealogist, Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists and Society of Genealogists, London
  • John Maurice Coldham (1901-1986), English schoolmaster and First-class cricketer
  • Iain Coldham, English organic chemist and Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Sheffield

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Citations


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


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