Colledge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name Colledge begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Coldridge, in Devon. Alternatively, the family dould have originated in Colwich, a parish, in the S. division of the hundred of Pirehill, union, and N. division of the county of Staffordshire. 
"A writer in West Scotland said there was a family or families named Colledge resident for many generations at Hawick, Darnick, near Melrose, and Lauder; in Edinburgh for over 200 years and also in Glasgow." 
Early Origins of the Colledge family
The surname Colledge was first found in Nottinghamshire, where Brian de Colewich was registered in 1210. 
The family were more often than not in "the west of England any court or group of cottages having a common entrance from the street is called a college, and residence at such a place. probably originated the name." 
Records of the family are very scarce. The Wills at Chester list John Colledge, of Colne, dotkworker, 1639. 
Early History of the Colledge family
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Colledge Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Colledge has undergone many spelling variations, including Colledge, College, Collage, Gollege, Golledge, Callage, Calledge, Gollidge, Collige, Collidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Colledge family (pre 1700)
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To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Colledge were among those contributors:
Colledge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Colledge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Colledge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century