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Cadwell Surname History



Cadwell was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The ancestors of the Cadwell family lived at or near the wooded stream derived from the Gaelic word coillie, a wood and dur which means stream.


Early Origins of the Cadwell family


The surname Cadwell was first found in Banffshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhanbh), former Scottish county located in the northeasterly Grampian region of Scotland, now of divided between the Council Areas of Moray and Aberdeenshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Cadwell family


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Cadwell Spelling Variations


Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Cadwell has appeared Cadell, Caddell, Cadel, Cadwell and others.

Early Notables of the Cadwell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cadwell family to Ireland


Some of the Cadwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cadwell family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Cadwell:

Cadwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Cadwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cadwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Cadwell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • W Cadwell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charles E. Cadwell, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Thomas Cadwell, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1892

Cadwell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charlotte S. Cadwell, aged 50, who emigrated to America from London, in 1903
  • Isabel Cadwell, aged 21, who landed in America from St. John's, Newfoundland in 1904
  • John Cadwell, aged 26, who settled in America from Cornwall, in 1905
  • Edward Cadwell, aged 23, who landed in America from Cornwall, in 1905
  • Arthur S. Cadwell, aged 16, who landed in America from Cornwall, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cadwell Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mary Ann Cadwell, aged 19, who emigrated to Halifax, Canada, in 1907
  • Selina Cadwell, aged 54, who emigrated to Halifax, Canada, in 1907

Contemporary Notables of the name Cadwell (post 1700)


  • Jane Cadwell (1915-2000), American Olympic breaststroke swimmer who competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Linda Lee Cadwell (b. 1945), born Linda C. Emery, American teacher and the widow of martial arts master and actor Bruce Lee
  • William H. Cadwell (b. 1863), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Britain, 1904, 1906 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Samuel Cadwell, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windsor, 1835 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Roy E. Cadwell, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Pulaski County, 1964 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John A. Cadwell (b. 1834), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from New Haven, 1888 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dan P. Cadwell, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County, 1835, 1843 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Albert Cadwell (1900-1944), English footballer

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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