of 1066. The name is derived from the Old French "chalderonnier" or "cauderonnier," meaning "a maker of cauldrons."
, where the Cauldron family held a seat from ancient times, having been granted the land by William of
for assisting in the Conquest of 1066. The first known bearer of the name was Stephen Caldron, who was recorded in
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It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Cauldron 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 Cauldron include Calderon, Calderone, Cauldron, Cawdron, Coldron, Caldron and many more.
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 Cauldron or a variant listed above:
Cauldron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Cauldron, who settled in Illinois in 1883