Scotland. The ancestors of the Cadell 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 Cadell family
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 Cadell family
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Cadell 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. Cadell has appeared Cadell, Caddell, Cadel, Cadwell and others.
Early Notables of the Cadell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cadell family to Ireland
Some of the Cadell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cadell 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 Cadell:
Cadell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Cadell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cadell (post 1700)
The Cadell 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: Vigilantia non cadet
Motto Translation: Vigilance will not miscarry.
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