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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Collidge is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Coldridge, in Devon.

Collidge Early Origins



The surname Collidge was first found in Nottinghamshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Collidge Spelling Variations


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Collidge Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Collidge has been spelled many different ways, including Colledge, College, Collage, Gollege, Golledge, Callage, Calledge, Gollidge, Collige, Collidge and many more.

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Collidge Early History


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Collidge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Collidge research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1578, 1639, 1670, 1635 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Collidge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Collidge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Collidge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Collidge 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 in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Collidges to arrive in North America: George Colledge who arrived in Virginia in 1637.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Collidge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Collidge (post 1700)



  • David Orgon Collidge (d. 2002), American founder of The Marriage Law Project (MLP) and editor of the book Revitalizing Marriage in the Twenty-First Century: An Agenda for Strengthening Marriage

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Collidge Family Crest Products


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Collidge Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Collidge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Collidge 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 December 2014 at 09:22.

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