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The ancestors of the Cadwell family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived at or near the wooded stream derived from the Gaelic word coillie, a wood and dur which means stream.

Cadwell Early Origins



The surname Cadwell was first found in Banffshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhanbh), former Scottish county located in the northeasterly Grampian region of Scotland, now of divided between the Council Areas of Moray and Aberdeenshire, 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.

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Cadwell Spelling Variations


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Cadwell Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Cadwell has been spelled Cadell, Caddell, Cadel, Cadwell and others.

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Cadwell Early History


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Cadwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cadwell research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1600 is included under the topic Early Cadwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cadwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cadwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cadwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cadwell In Ireland


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Cadwell In Ireland



Some of the Cadwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Cadwell:

Cadwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Cadwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Cadwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Cadwell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • W Cadwell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Charles E. Cadwell, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Thomas Cadwell, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1892

Cadwell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charlotte S. Cadwell, aged 50, who emigrated to America from London, in 1903
  • Isabel Cadwell, aged 21, who landed in America from St. John's, Newfoundland in 1904
  • John Cadwell, aged 26, who settled in America from Cornwall, in 1905
  • Edward Cadwell, aged 23, who landed in America from Cornwall, in 1905
  • Arthur S. Cadwell, aged 16, who landed in America from Cornwall, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cadwell Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mary Ann Cadwell, aged 19, who emigrated to Halifax, Canada, in 1907
  • Selina Cadwell, aged 54, who emigrated to Halifax, Canada, in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cadwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cadwell (post 1700)



  • Jane Cadwell (1915-2000), American Olympic breaststroke swimmer who competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Linda Lee Cadwell (b. 1945), born Linda C. Emery, American teacher and the widow of martial arts master and actor Bruce Lee
  • William H. Cadwell (b. 1863), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Britain, 1904, 1906
  • Samuel Cadwell, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windsor, 1835
  • Roy E. Cadwell, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Pulaski County, 1964
  • John A. Cadwell (b. 1834), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from New Haven, 1888
  • Dan P. Cadwell, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County, 1835, 1843
  • Albert Cadwell (1900-1944), English footballer

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Motto


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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: Vigilantia non cadet
Motto Translation: Vigilance will not miscarry.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Cadwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cadwell 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 9 December 2015 at 16:31.

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