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The Anglo-Saxon name Cage comes from when its first bearer worked as a jailer, or prison guard; people who had been prisoners. The word cage means prison, and denoted one who either worked there or was incarcerated there. If applied to a jailer, the name is occupational in nature meaning worker at the prison. If applied to a former inmate, it is a nickname.

Cage Early Origins



The surname Cage was first found in Cambridgeshire 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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Cage Spelling Variations


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Cage Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Cage include Cage, Cadger, Cadge and others.

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Cage Early History


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Cage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cage research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cage Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cage 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cage or a variant listed above:

Cage Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Cage, who arrived in Maryland in 1635
  • Noragh Cage, who landed in Maryland in 1658
  • Gilbt Cage, who landed in Virginia in 1680

Cage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L. Cage who arrived in New Orleans in 1822
  • B F Cage, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Abert Cage, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Anthony Cage, who landed in Virginia in 1887

Cage Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Cage, aged 50, a seamstress, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington"
  • Mary Cage, aged 10, a child, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington"
  • Mary Cage, aged 50, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Mary A. Cage, aged 10, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • John Cage, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cage (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cage (post 1700)



  • Nicolas Cage (b. 1964), Academy Award-winning American actor
  • John Cage (1912-1992), American avant-garde composer
  • Michael Cage (b. 1962), former NBA basketball player
  • Stuart Cage (b. 1973), English professional golfer
  • David Cage (b. 1969), founder of video game development studio Quantic Dream

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Cage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cage 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.

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