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Brythonic in origin, the name of Cadwalader came from the rugged landscape of Wales. The name is from the Welsh personal name Cadwaladyr. In Old Welsh, this name was Catguallon. Both Cornish and Breton, which along with Welsh, make up the family of Brythonic Celtic languages have cognate forms of this name; the Cornish form is Caduualant, and the Old Breton form is Catuualon.

Cadwalader Early Origins



The surname Cadwalader was first found in Harlech, 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. According to legend, this ancient family is descended from Cadwaladr (d. circa 664) Welsh King of Gwynedd, leader of the Celtic resistance against the Anglo-Saxons. Later accounts have made him a national hero, a Saint, and called him the last of the Kings of Briton.

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Cadwalader Spelling Variations


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Cadwalader Spelling Variations



Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Cadwalader has seen various spelling variations: Cadwallader, Cadwelleder, Kadwalleder, Cadwinder and many more.

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Cadwalader Early History


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Cadwalader Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cadwalader research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1520, 1666 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Cadwalader History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cadwalader Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cadwalader Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cadwalader Notables 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



In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Cadwalader:

Cadwalader Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Cadwalader, who landed in Pennsylvania in 3682-1683
  • Morgan Cadwalader, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Sarah Cadwalader, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Edward Cadwalader, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • John Cadwalader, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1697

Cadwalader Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Cadwalader settled with his wife in Philadelphia in 1820
  • C. Cadwalader arrived in San Francisco in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cadwalader (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cadwalader (post 1700)



  • Lambert Cadwalader (1742-1823), American politician, Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1784-87; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1789-91, 1793-95
  • John Cadwalader, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888
  • John Cadwalader (1805-1879), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 5th District, 1855-57; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1858-79
  • George Cadwalader (1806-1879), American general during the Mexican-American War and American Civil War
  • John Cadwalader (1742-1786), Brigadier General of the Pennsylvania militia during the American Revolutionary War

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
    6. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
    7. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cadwalader Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cadwalader 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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