The name McCade originated among the descendants of the ancient Pictish clans. It is derived from the Gaelic surname Mac Adaidh,
which means son of Adam. Addie, Addy, Adie, Eadie, Eddie,
are all pet forms or double diminutives of the name Adam.
Early Origins of the McCade family
The surname McCade was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
at Strathardle, in the valley of the Ardle Water. The first of the Clan
was Gillimichael M'Ade, famous in Strathardle tradition, who was alive in 1232. The name took on many forms as it emerged from the original Gaelic. MacAddie, MacKeddie, MacChaddy, and when it became fashionable to drop the Mac it became Addie, Keddie, Chaddy, even MacKiddie, and so on. Their home and clan seat
was deep in the forest of Strathardle at Petcarene. Some members of the Fergusons of the Balmacruchie became McAdies.
Early History of the McCade family
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McCade Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations
of the name McCade include MacAddie, McAddie, MacKeddie, McKeddy, MacKiddie, McKiddie, MacKedy, McKedy, MacKeddey, McKeddey, MacAdie, McAdie, Keddy, Keddie, Cheddy, Cheddie, Keddey, Kedy, Kiddie, Kiddy, Cheddey, MacEddie, McEddie, MacEddy, McEddy, Kede, Ceddy, Keddie, MacAdie and many more.
Early Notables of the McCade family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCade family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McCade Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Robert McCade, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siam" in 1865