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The ancestry of the name Gulledge dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Coldridge, in Devon.
The surname Gulledge was first found in Nottinghamshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Gulledge have been found, including Colledge, College, Collage, Gollege, Golledge, Callage, Calledge, Gollidge, Collige, Collidge and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gulledge research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1578, 1639, 1670, 1635 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Gulledge History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gulledge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Gulledge, or a variant listed above:
Gulledge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Gulledge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gulledge 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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