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Origins Available: Scottish-Alt, Scottish


Among the the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Coldwell were the Strathclyde- Britons. Coldwell was a name for someone who lived in Renfrrewshire. This place-name may also be derived from the Old English words caeld, which means cold, and welle, which means well, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a well that gave cold water.

Coldwell Early Origins



The surname Coldwell was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, at the Caldwell Tower, a mansion and old estate that dates back to 1294. The current Caldwell Tower stands on a mound, and is a small, free-standing tower that was probably built in the 16th century. It was fully restored in 2011 with the addition of a small extension. Caldwell is also a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire. The Caudle variant may be related to a thickened and sweetened alcoholic hot drink so named. It was popular in the Middle Ages for its supposed medicinal properties and dates back to at least 1297.

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Coldwell Spelling Variations


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Coldwell Spelling Variations



Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Coldwell has been spelled Caldwell, Coldwell, Caldwill, Cauldwell, Cauldwill, Cawldwell, Guildwell, Calewell, Caldewell and many more.

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Coldwell Early History


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Coldwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coldwell research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1342, 1500, 1628, 1679 and 1929 are included under the topic Early Coldwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coldwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coldwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coldwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coldwell In Ireland


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Coldwell In Ireland



Some of the Coldwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlanti c. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Coldwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Coldwell, who arrived in Mississippi in 1850

Coldwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • T Coldwell landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coldwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coldwell (post 1700)



  • Terry Coldwell, British musician, member of band East 17
  • Pedro Joaquín Coldwell (b. 1950), Mexican politician, Secretary of Energy (2012-)
  • Paul V Coldwell (b. 1952), English artist
  • Pattie Coldwell (1952-2002), British TV presenter and journalist
  • Major James William Coldwell PC CC (1888-1974), Canadian politician, 2nd Leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (1942-1960), 2nd National Chairman of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (1938-1942)
  • Leonard John "Len" Coldwell (1933-1996), English cricketer who played in seven Tests for England from 1962 to 1964
  • George Robson Coldwell (1858-1924), Canadian politician who served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1907 to 1915
  • George Cecil Coldwell (b. 1929), English professional footballer for Sheffield United (1951-1966)
  • William Rodney "Bill" Coldwell (1932-1995), English football manager and scout

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Motto


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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: Fac et spera
Motto Translation: Do and hope.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    3. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Coldwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coldwell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 February 2016 at 07:57.

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