The present generation of the Golledge family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Coldridge, in Devon.
Early Origins of the Golledge family
The surname Golledge was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Golledge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Golledge research.Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1578, 1639, 1670, 1635 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Golledge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Golledge Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Golledge include Colledge, College, Collage, Gollege, Golledge, Callage, Calledge, Gollidge, Collige, Collidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Golledge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Golledge family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Golledge were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Golledge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Joane Golledge, who landed in Maryland in 1668 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)
Historic Events for the Golledge family
- Mr. Nelson Victor Golledge, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html