Colerick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Colerick is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in either of two settlements in Devon. The first was called Coleridge, and was in Egg Buckland, while the second was named Coleridge House, and was found in the Stokenham area. Thus, the surname Colerick belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Colerick family

The surname Colerick was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Colerick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colerick research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1772 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Colerick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Colerick Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Colerick has been spelled many different ways, including Coleridge, Colridge, Coldridge and others.

Early Notables of the Colerick family (pre 1700)

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

Colerick migration to Canada

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Colericks to arrive in North America:

Colerick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Peter Colerick U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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