The surname is one of the most ancient names that came from France during the Middle Ages. It is a
name for a person who was a person who was small but a strong fighter. The name Cadotte is derived from the Old French word cad, which means little fighter.
, where they are recorded as an ancient family with lands, manors and estates.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cadotte research.Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1696, and 1830 are included under the topic Early Cadotte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Cadotte some of which are Cadieux, Cadieu, Cadeau, Cadeaux, Cadio, Cadiot, Cadéo, Cadiou, Cadioux, Cadious, Cadius, Cadier, Caduc, Cadel, Cadelon, Cadelard, Cadenel, Cadenet, Cadu, Cado, Cadou, Cadoux, Cadot, Cadotte, Caudos, Caddieux, Caddieu, Caddeau, Caddeaux, Caddioux, Caddiou, Caddious, Caddius, Caddier and many more.
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Cadotte has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cadotte were
Cadotte Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Agustus Cadotte, aged 20, who emigrated to America, in 1920
- Ernest Cadotte, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1920
Cadotte Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Jean-Baptiste Cadotte U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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: Rien ne me touche
Motto Translation: Springing to life, do not touch