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.
Early Origins of the Collidge family
The surname Collidge was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Collidge family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Collidge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Collidge family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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