Quadling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Quadling is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a fisherman. The surname Quadling was originally derived from the Old English word Codling.

Early Origins of the Quadling family

The surname Quadling 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.

Early History of the Quadling family

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

Quadling Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Quadling are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Quadling include Codling, Cudelyne, Codlyng, Kodling, Codelyng and many more.

Early Notables of the Quadling family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Quadling family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Quadling or a variant listed above: George Codling who arrived in New York in 1847.



  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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