Coldmand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Coldmand family
The surname Coldmand 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."  Coldham Hall is a Grade I listed building which was built in 1574 for Sir Robert Rookwood.
Important Dates for the Coldmand family
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Coldmand Spelling Variations
Coldmand has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Coldmand have been found, including Coldham, Cooldam, Coldem, Coldhem, Codeham, Codeham and many more.
Early Notables of the Coldmand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coldmand family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Coldmands to arrive on North American shores: 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.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)