The ancestors of the Coldon surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in Colton. There are places named Colton in Staffordshire
and North Yokshire. Although the Staffordshire
origin is more common some families' names are derived from the Norfolk
Early Origins of the Coldon family
The surname Coldon was first found in Colton or Coulton, located in Staffordshire
, North Yorkshire
. The places had a variety of listings in the Domesday Book
including Coletuna (Norfolk), Coletune (North Yorkshire) and Coltone (Staffordshire.) However, the meaning of the place names were essentially the same: "farmstead of a man called Cola or Koli" having derived from the Old English or Old Scandinavian personal name
+ tun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
placename was originally listed as Coleton in 1202, but its origins may have been much earlier.
Early History of the Coldon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coldon research.Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1126, 1371, 1235, 1296, 1320 and 1404 are included under the topic Early Coldon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coldon Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Coldon include Colton, Coulton and others.
Early Notables of the Coldon family (pre 1700)
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coldon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coldon family to Ireland
Some of the Coldon family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 49 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coldon family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Coldon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- T Coldon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 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)