Origins Available: English
Kolde is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived near a well or spring; keld
was a common word in the north of England
for these. According to some experts, the surname Kolde is also occasionally derived from the Old Norse word ketill,
which means cauldron
and sometimes refers to such an object used in sacrificial rites. CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Early Origins of the Kolde family
The surname Kolde was first found in Hampshire
, but the name could have derived from the place name Keld of which there are two in England: Keld (or Keilde), a hamlet in Cumbria; and Keld, another hamlet in North Yorkshire
. Another reference claims the name was "formerly written Cail, and said by the family to be derived from Cailly in Normandy
. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Kolde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kolde research.Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1311, 1379, 1524 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Kolde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kolde 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 Kolde family name include Kell, Kel, Kelle, Keld and others.
Early Notables of the Kolde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kolde family to Ireland
Some of the Kolde family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kolde family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, 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 Kolde surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Neil Kell, who sailed to America in 1685. David Kell sailed to Philadelphia in 1742; Hugh Kell to Boston in 1766 and John Kell to New York in 1811.