Caden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original Gaelic form of the Irish name Caden was written as Mac Cadain, derived from the ancient Irish forename Cadan.

Early Origins of the Caden family

The surname Caden was first found in County Armagh (Irish: Ard Mhacha) located in the province of Ulster in present day Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from early times.

Early History of the Caden family

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Caden Spelling Variations

Names written in official documents were generally spelt as they sounded, leading to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion in records of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Caden that are preserved in documents of the family history are Cadden, Caden, Caddin, McCadden, McWadden and others.

Early Notables of the Caden family (pre 1700)

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United States Caden migration to the United States +

The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Caden:

Caden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Caden, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1817 [1]
  • James Caden, who settled in Philadelphia in 1844

Contemporary Notables of the name Caden (post 1700) +

  • John Caden, Irish independent television producer


  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)


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