Gullidge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the Gullidge surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in Coldridge, in Devon. Alternatively, the family dould have originated in Colwich, a parish, in the S. division of the hundred of Pirehill, union, and N. division of the county of Staffordshire. 
"A writer in West Scotland said there was a family or families named Colledge resident for many generations at Hawick, Darnick, near Melrose, and Lauder; in Edinburgh for over 200 years and also in Glasgow." 
Early Origins of the Gullidge family
The surname Gullidge was first found in Nottinghamshire, where Brian de Colewich was registered in 1210. 
The family were more often than not in "the west of England any court or group of cottages having a common entrance from the street is called a college, and residence at such a place. probably originated the name." 
Records of the family are very scarce. The Wills at Chester list John Colledge, of Colne, dotkworker, 1639. 
Early History of the Gullidge family
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Gullidge Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Gullidge include Colledge, College, Collage, Gollege, Golledge, Callage, Calledge, Gollidge, Collige, Collidge and many more.
Early Notables of the Gullidge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gullidge family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: George Colledge who arrived in Virginia in 1637.
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