The ancient roots of the Gollege family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Gollege comes from when the family lived in Coldridge, in Devon.
Early Origins of the Gollege family
The surname Gollege was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Gollege family
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Gollege Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Gollege has appeared include Colledge, College, Collage, Gollege, Golledge, Callage, Calledge, Gollidge, Collige, Collidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Gollege family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gollege family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Gollege arrived in North America very early: George Colledge who arrived in Virginia in 1637.