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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.

Coleridge Early Origins



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.

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Coleridge Spelling Variations


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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.

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Coleridge Early History


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Coleridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coleridge research. Another 298 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1772 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Coleridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coleridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coleridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Coleridge Notables 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coleridge (post 1700)


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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

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Coleridge Historic Events


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Coleridge Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • 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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Coleridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coleridge 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.

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