Cadd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Cadd name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Cadd is derived from the Old English personal name Cada. With the addition of the diminutive suffix -man, this personal name was popular as late as the 13th century in the forms of Cadman and Cademan. Cadd was originally derived from a pet form of this name.

Early Origins of the Cadd family

The surname Cadd was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Cadd family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cadd research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1240, and 1327 are included under the topic Early Cadd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cadd Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cadd were recorded, including Caddy, Caddie, Caddey, Cade, Cadde, Caide, Caidey, Caidde, Kade, Kaddie, Kaiddy and many more.

Early Notables of the Cadd family (pre 1700)

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United States Cadd migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cadd family emigrate to North America:

Cadd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Cadd, who landed in Virginia in 1716 [1]

Australia Cadd migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cadd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Cadd, aged 34, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire" [2]
  • Thomas Cadd, aged 34, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850 [2]
  • Ann Cadd, aged 34, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850 [2]
  • Elizabeth Cadd, aged 13, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850 [2]
  • Edmund Cadd, aged 10, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH EMPIRE 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850BritishEmpire.htm


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