The name Coleridge belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having 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 Coleridge 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 Coleridge family
The surname Coleridge 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 Coleridge family
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Coleridge Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Coleridge include Coleridge, Colridge, Coldridge and others.
Early Notables of the Coleridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coleridge family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Coleridge were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Colridge who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1798.
Contemporary Notables of the name Coleridge (post 1700)
- David Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849), English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher
- Sylvia Coleridge (1909-1986), English actress
- Sir John Taylor Coleridge (1790-1876), English judge, second son of Captain James Coleridge and nephew of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- Sara Coleridge (1802-1852), English scholar and translator, only daughter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), English poet, critic, and philosopher, best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan
- Bernard John Seymour Coleridge QC (1851-1927), 2nd Baron Coleridge, a British lawyer and Liberal politician
- John Duke Coleridge PC (1820-1894), 1st Baron Coleridge, was a British lawyer, judge and Liberal politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales, Attorney General for England and Wales and Lord Chief Justice of England
- Derwent Coleridge (1800-1883), third child of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, distinguished scholar and author
Historic Events for the Coleridge family
- Mr. Reginald Charles Coleridge (d. 1912), aged 29, English Second Class passenger from London, England who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html