Caidey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the name Caidey are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old English personal name Cada. With the addition of the diminutive suffix -man, this personal name was popular as late as the 13th century in the forms of Cadman and Cademan. Caidey was originally derived from a pet form of this name. 
Alternatively, the name could have been Cadia in Gaelic and in this case, it literally meant "the house of God." 
Early Origins of the Caidey family
The surname Caidey was first found in Yorkshire where Robert Cadi was listed as one of the Knights Templar in 1185. Later, Roger Cadye was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1296; and Henry Cadey, Cady was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Suffolk in 1327. 
Later rolls revealed Margery Cade in Cambridgeshire in 1373 and William Cade in Lincolnshire in the same year. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Matilda Cadi; Robertus Cadison; and Johannes Cady, 1379 as all holding lands there at that time. 
In Somerset, William Cade and Richard Cade were both listed there 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) 
Further north in Scotland where many of the family claim descent, John Cady was a tenant under the earl of Douglas in the barony of Kylbouho in 1376 and Thomas Cady was presbyter in Glasgow in 1440. Peter Cady was burgess of Edinburgh, in 1484, and three persons named Cadie are in Edinburgh Marriage Register from 1606. 
Early History of the Caidey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caidey research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1240, 1574, 1577, 1327 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Caidey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Caidey Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Caidey has been spelled many different ways, including Caddy, Caddie, Caddey, Cade, Cadde, Caide, Caidey, Caidde, Kade, Kaddie, Kaiddy and many more.
Early Notables of the Caidey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caidey family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Caideys to arrive in North America: James Caddy and Robert Caddy who were farming in Virginia in 1650 and William Caddy who settled in Barbados in 1634. Another James Caddy came from Wales to Boston in 1635.
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