The name Colewich belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in Coldridge, in Devon.
Early Origins of the Colewich family
The surname Colewich was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Colewich family
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Colewich 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 Colewich include Colledge, College, Collage, Gollege, Golledge, Callage, Calledge, Gollidge, Collige, Collidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Colewich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colewich 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 Colewich were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: George Colledge who arrived in Virginia in 1637.