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Cadigant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Cadigant 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 Cadigant family


The surname Cadigant 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.)

Early History of the Cadigant family


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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 Cadigant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cadigant Spelling Variations


The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Cadigant have included Cadogan, Cadagan, Caddagan, Caddigan, Cadigan, Cadougan, Cadwgan and many more.

Early Notables of the Cadigant family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cadigant family to Ireland


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


North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Cadigant: 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.

The Cadigant 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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