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Cadell was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient 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.

Cadell Early Origins



The surname Cadell was first found in 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.

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Cadell Spelling Variations


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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.

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Cadell Early History


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Cadell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cadell research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1600 is included under the topic Early Cadell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cadell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cadell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cadell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cadell In Ireland


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Cadell In Ireland



Some of the Cadell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Cadell:

Cadell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Cadell, who landed in Maryland in 1638-1643
  • John Cadell who settled in Barbados in 1654
  • Zacharias Cadell, who landed in Maryland in 1680

Cadell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Cadell arrived in New England in 1767
  • John Cadell arrived in New York in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cadell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cadell (post 1700)



  • G. E. A. Cadell, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Cebu, 1898
  • Thomas Cadell (1835-1919), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Francis Cadell (1822-1879), Scottish explorer of Australia
  • Robert Cadell (1788-1849), Scottish publisher
  • Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883-1937), Scottish painter
  • Jean Cadell (1884-1967), Scottish character actress, Meryn Cadell, Canadian singer, Simon Cadell (19501996), British actor
  • Colin Cadell, Air Commodore for West Lothian

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Cadell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cadell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 10:46.

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