The name Colich is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Coldridge, in Devon.
Early Origins of the Colich family
The surname Colich was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Colich family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colich research.Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1578, 1639, 1670, 1635 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Colich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Colich Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Colich are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Colich include: Colledge, College, Collage, Gollege, Golledge, Callage, Calledge, Gollidge, Collige, Collidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Colich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colich family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Colich or a variant listed above: George Colledge who arrived in Virginia in 1637.