Anglo-Saxon name Cordingley comes from when the family resided in Yorkshire, in a town called either Cordonley or Cotingley. It was rendered in the Domesday Book as Cotingeley, so the name of the now vanished town was probably Cotingley, but scholars disagree on this. The place-name is derived from two sources; Coting was an old English personal name, and ley was a suffix that meant field or meadow. The name as a whole meant "Coting's field."
Early Origins of the Cordingley family
Yorkshire, where they seated from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cordingley family
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Cordingley Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cordingley has been recorded under many different variations, including Cordingley, Cordonlay and others.
Early Notables of the Cordingley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cordingley family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cordingley or a variant listed above:
Cordingley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Cordingley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cordingley (post 1700)
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