Coldicutt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Coldicutt belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in Caldecot, which was the name of parishes found in Peterborough and Worcestershire. The name was originally derived from the Old English word ceald-cote and literally meant the dweller at the cold-huts. [1]

Early Origins of the Coldicutt family

The surname Coldicutt was first found in various places named Caldecote or Caldecott throughout Britain including Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire.

No fewer than five of them are listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Caldecote, Cambridgeshire; Caldecota, Hertfordshire; Caldecote, Warwickshire; Caldecote, Leicestershire; and Caldecote, Northamptonshire. Williamscott or Willscott in Oxfordshire was home to the family too.

"Walter Calcott, in 1575, endowed a free school here with £13 per annum payable out of his manor of Williamscott, for 40 boys chosen by lot from the villages around." [2] The hamlet was also made famous as the site that Charles I. slept a night or two prior to the battle of Cropredy-Bridge.

Early History of the Coldicutt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coldicutt research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1304, 1320, 1779 and 1844 are included under the topic Early Coldicutt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coldicutt Spelling Variations

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 Coldicutt include Caldecot, Caldecott, Caldecotte and others.

Early Notables of the Coldicutt family (pre 1700)

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


United States Coldicutt migration to the United States +

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 Coldicutt were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Coldicutt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frederick Coldicutt, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1919

Canada Coldicutt migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coldicutt Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Kenneth H. Coldicutt, aged 2, who settled in Burnaby, Canada, in 1920
  • Margaret Jane Coldicutt, aged 40, who immigrated to Burnaby, Canada, in 1920

New Zealand Coldicutt migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Coldicutt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • C Coldicutt, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Coldicutt (post 1700) +

  • Thomas D. Coldicutt, American executive producer of Star Power: The Creation of United Artists (1998)
  • Ellie Coldicutt, American actress, known for Nativity! (2009) and Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (2012)
  • Ken J. Coldicutt, Australian cinematographer, known for Beautiful Melbourne (1947), In My Beginning (1947) and A Place to Live (1946)
  • Thomas Davis Coldicutt, Canadian political candidate for Comox-Alberni in the Canadian federal election in 1925
  • Allan and Beth Coldicutt, Australian architect, co-winners of the Award for Sustainable Architecture


The Coldicutt Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In utrumque paratus
Motto Translation: Prepared for both.


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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