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The name Gullage is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Coldridge, in Devon.
The surname Gullage was first found in Nottinghamshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Gullage has been spelled many different ways, including Colledge, College, Collage, Gollege, Golledge, Callage, Calledge, Gollidge, Collige, Collidge and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gullage research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1578, 1639, 1670, 1635 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Gullage History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gullage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Gullages to arrive in North America: George Colledge who arrived in Virginia in 1637.
The Gullage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gullage Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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