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The surname Cadagen is a Welsh name of old Celtic origin, derived from the personal name Cadogan. This name was originally Cadwugaun in the Old Welsh language.

Early Origins of the Cadagen family


The surname Cadagen was first found in Merionethshire (Welsh: Sir Feirionnydd), made a county in Northwest Wales in 1284, and anciently part of the kingdom of Gwynedd, where they claimed descent from the ancient princes of Wales. Of note was, Cadwgan ap Bleddyn (1051-1111), Prince of Powys; Cadwgan ap Meurig (fl.1045-1074), King of Gwent (1063-1074) and Morgannwg; and Cadwgan of Llandyfái (died 1241), a Welsh cleric, Bishop of Bangor (1215-1236.)

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Early History of the Cadagen family

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Early History of the Cadagen family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cadagen research.
Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1685, 1776, 1716, 1722, 1722, 1726, 1749, 1752, 1752, 1776, 1172, 1601, 1661, 1639, 1649, 1658, 1642, 1713, 1700, 1675 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Cadagen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cadagen Spelling Variations

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Cadagen Spelling Variations


Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Cadagen has seen various spelling variations: Cadogan, Cadagan, Caddagan, Caddigan, Cadigan, Cadougan, Cadwgan and many more.

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Early Notables of the Cadagen family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cadagen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cadagen family to Ireland

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Migration of the Cadagen family to Ireland


Some of the Cadagen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cadagen family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Cadagen family to the New World and Oceana


In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Cadagen: John Caddigan who settled in Boston Massachusetts, with his wife Julia and daughter in 1849. In Newfoundland, Edmond Cadigan settled in St. John's in 1802.

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The Cadagen Motto

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The Cadagen Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Qui invidet minor est
Motto Translation: He that envies is inferior.


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