Kodling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancient name of Kodling finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a fisherman. The surname Kodling was originally derived from the Old English word Codling.

Early Origins of the Kodling family

The surname Kodling was first found in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The first records of the family were found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where Robert Codling and William Codling were both listed in Lincolnshire at that time. Years later, Adam Cudelyne (Codelyng) and Robert Codelyng were listed in the Yorshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [1]

Manks Codlin and Keswick Codlin are an apple species. The latter was developed at Gleaston Castle near Ulverston, Lancashire, England, before 1793 and introduced by nurseryman John Sander at Keswick, Cumbria.

Important Dates for the Kodling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kodling research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1275, 1379, 1398, 1524 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Kodling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kodling Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kodling family name include Codling, Cudelyne, Codlyng, Kodling, Codelyng and many more.

Early Notables of the Kodling family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Kodling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Kodling family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Kodling surname or a spelling variation of the name include : George Codling who arrived in New York in 1847.

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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