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.
Early History of the Colerick family
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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)
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Migration of the Colerick family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Colerick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Peter Colerick U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 CITATION[CLOSE]
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