Cooledge is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Cooledge family once lived in Coldridge, in Devon.
Early Origins of the Cooledge family
The surname Cooledge was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cooledge family
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Cooledge Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cooledge family name include Colledge, College, Collage, Gollege, Golledge, Callage, Calledge, Gollidge, Collige, Collidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Cooledge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cooledge family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cooledge surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Cooledge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Cooledge, who landed in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1636 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)