Cady History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cady family

The surname Cady was first found in Yorkshire where the name is generally understood to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Cada. [1] But another source claims the name is Norman in origin as references there note that Arnulf Cades paid a fine in Normandy for disseisin in 1184. The same name also appears in 1198 under different circumstances. [2]

The Pipe Rolls of 1189 list Eustace Cade as holding lands in Lincolnshire at that time. [3] And Shakespeare included John at the Cade (a reference to the old English word for a barrel or cask) in Henry VI, Act IV, Scene II. [4]

Important Dates for the Cady family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cady research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1527, 1380, 1450, 1450, 1583, 1660, 1720 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Cady History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cady Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Cady are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Cady include: Cade, Cady, Cadye, Kadye, Caddy, Caddey, Kade, Kady and many more.

Early Notables of the Cady family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir John Caddy of Buckland Brewer; and Jack Cade (d. 1450), English rebel from Kent who led an unsuccessful rebellion with an army of over 5,000 against King Henry VI, he had a bounty on his head of 1,000 marks and was killed attempting to flee. "He was an Irishman by birth, and is spoken of as a young man at the time of his rebellion; but nothing is known of his personal history till a year before that date. He was then living in the household of Sir Thomas Dacre in Sussex...
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Cady migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cady or a variant listed above:

Cady Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Cady, who landed in Massachusetts in 1628-1630 [5]
  • James Cady, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1635 [5]
  • Robert Cady, who landed in Maryland in 1674 [5]
  • Eleanor Cady, who arrived in Maryland in 1674 [5]
Cady Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F Cady, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [5]
  • E L Cady, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [5]
  • Ellen Cady who settled in Boston in 1850
  • A D Cady, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [5]
  • Mills Cady, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cady migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cady Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Alex Cady, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Ann Cady, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • William Cady, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Contemporary Notables of the name Cady (post 1700)

  • Mark Cady (1953-2019), American jurist, Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court (2011-2019)
  • John Cady (1866-1933), American Olympic sliver medalist for golf at the 1904 games
  • Frank Randolph Cady (1915-2012), American actor, best known for his role as the storekeeper Sam Drucker in Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, and The Beverly Hillbillies
  • Claude Ernest Cady (1878-1953), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1933-35; Defeated, 1934; Postmaster at Lansing, Michigan, 1935-43 (acting, 1935) [6]
  • Charles P. Cady, American Democrat politician, Supervisor of Nankin Township, Michigan; Elected 1880 [6]
  • Charles H. Cady, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at East Woodstock, Connecticut, 1966-68 [6]
  • Burt Duward Cady (b. 1874), American Republican politician,Member of Michigan State Senate 11th District, 1907-08; Michigan Republican State Chair, 1919-25 [6]
  • Arthur M. Cady, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stafford; Elected 1926 [6]
  • Artemas Cady, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cayuga County, 1840 [6]
  • Alfred D. Cady, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainville; Elected 1906; Defeated, 1908, 1920 [6]
  • ... (Another 31 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Cady family

Flight 191
  • T Cady, American passenger from Los Angeles, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash [7]

Citations

  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. 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. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Flight 191's Victims - latimes. (Retrieved 2014, April 16) . Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/1985-08-04/news/mn-4349_1_fort-lauderdale-area
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