The origins of the Colidge name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Colidge was originally derived from a family having lived in Coldridge, in Devon.
Early Origins of the Colidge family
The surname Colidge was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Colidge family
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Colidge Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Colidge include Colledge, College, Collage, Gollege, Golledge, Callage, Calledge, Gollidge, Collige, Collidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Colidge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Colidge family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: George Colledge who arrived in Virginia in 1637.