The surname Coldren was brought to England
in the wake of the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name is derived from the Old French "chalderonnier" or "cauderonnier," meaning "a maker of cauldrons."
Early Origins of the Coldren family
The surname Coldren was first found in Yorkshire
, where the Coldren family held a seat from ancient times, having been granted the land by William of Normandy
for assisting in the Conquest of 1066. The first known bearer of the name was Stephen Caldron, who was recorded in Yorkshire
Early History of the Coldren family
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Coldren Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Coldren include Calderon, Calderone, Cauldron, Cawdron, Coldron, Caldron and many more.
Early Notables of the Coldren family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coldren family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Coldren Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Charles Coldren and Henry G. Cawdron, who were both living in Ontario in 1871
Contemporary Notables of the name Coldren (post 1700)
- Paul Coldren, American football player and coach