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Brythonic in origin, the name of Cadwallader 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.

Cadwallader Early Origins



The surname Cadwallader 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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Cadwallader Spelling Variations


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Cadwallader Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Cadwallader name over the years has been spelled Cadwallader, Cadwelleder, Kadwalleder, Cadwinder and many more.

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Cadwallader Early History


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Cadwallader Early History



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

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Cadwallader Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cadwallader Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Cadwallader:

Cadwallader Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Humphry Cadwallader, who landed in Virginia in 1640

Cadwallader Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Cadwallader, aged 22, a ploughman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Benjamin Cadwallader arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stracathro" in 1881

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cadwallader (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cadwallader (post 1700)



  • Ray Cadwallader (b. 1932), former member of the Ohio House of Representatives
  • olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=164582">Douglas Pope Cadwallader (1884-1971), American bronze medalist for golf at the 1904 Olympic games
  • Cyrus Cadwallader, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1816-24
  • John Cadwallader (1742-1786), commander of Pennsylvania troops during the American Revolutionary War
  • Dilys Cadwallader (1902-1979), Welsh poet
  • Gavin Cadwallader (b. 1986), English professional football player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. 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.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Cadwallader Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cadwallader 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 4 December 2016 at 17:34.

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