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old english (anglo-saxon)

This name means “dweller at the Cold-Huts”. The name derived from having lived in Cealde-Cotan which was the name of parishes found in Peterborough and Worcestershire. Many still exist: a map of England today will show quite a few towns called Caldecot, Caldicot, Caldecott, Caldecotte, Calicut and so on. Colgate of (Colgate-Palmolive) was named after William Colgate, an English immigrant, who set up a starch, soap and candle business in New York City in 1806.

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