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Cadwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Cadwell family


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.

Early History of the Cadwell family


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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.

Early Notables of the Cadwell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cadwell family to Ireland


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


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cadwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Cadwell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • W Cadwell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • 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

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Samuel Cadwell, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windsor, 1835 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Roy E. Cadwell, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Pulaski County, 1964 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John A. Cadwell (b. 1834), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from New Haven, 1888 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dan P. Cadwell, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County, 1835, 1843 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Albert Cadwell (1900-1944), English footballer

The Cadwell 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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