The Gollidge name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Coldridge, in Devon.
Early Origins of the Gollidge family
The surname Gollidge was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Gollidge family
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Gollidge Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Gollidge has undergone many spelling variations
, including Colledge, College, Collage, Gollege, Golledge, Callage, Calledge, Gollidge, Collige, Collidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Gollidge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gollidge family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gollidge were among those contributors: George Colledge who arrived in Virginia in 1637.