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The Calder surname was a habitational name, taken on from any of the various places called Calder, Caldor, or Cawdor; such as Calder in Thurso, which is recorded from the early 13th century, and Calder in Cumbria. Some of these place names are thought to come from the Old Norse "kalfr," meaning "calf," and "dalr," meaning "valley;" while others likely derive from the Welsh words "caled" meaning "hard" or "violent" and "dwfr," meaning "water," or "stream."

Calder Early Origins



The surname Calder was first found in Inverness-shire, thought to have been a Pict stronghold, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Hugh de Cadella (Klaedouer) is said to have aided Scottish King Malcolm Ceanmore, for which he was granted the Nairnshire thaneship of Cawdor, and made a Baron in 1060. Records show that a Hugh de Kaledouer, perhaps a descendant, was a witness to a charter of land near Montrose in, Angus, around 1178.

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Calder Spelling Variations


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Calder Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Calder, Cadder, Caddell, Cawdor, Cauder, Caldell, Caldille and many more.

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Calder Early History


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Calder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calder research. Another 383 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1054, 1419, 1440, 1454, 1494, 1503, 1510, 1546, 1575, 1657, 1711, 1740, 1745, 1792, 1798, and 1818 are included under the topic Early Calder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calder Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was William Calder (d. 1503), 7th Thane of Cawdor; Muriel Calder (1494-1575) 9th (and last) Thane of Cawdor, who married Sir John Campbell (d. 1546); Admiral Sir Robert Calder (1745-1818), British naval officer who served in the...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Calder 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Calder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Calder who settled in Virginia in 1619

Calder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Calder, who arrived in New England in 1720 [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)
  • Will Calder, who settled in Georgia in 1735
  • Janet Calder, who landed in New York in 1739 [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)
  • Robert Calder, who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1764
  • James Calder, who settled in New York in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Calder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Calder, aged 37, who landed in New York in 1812 [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)
  • James Calder, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813 [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)
  • William Calder, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1831 [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)
  • P Calder, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [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 Calder, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Calder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Agnes Calder, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  • Alexander Calder, aged 31, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • Alexander Calder, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Osceola-Asceola.htm
  • Alexander Calder, aged 31, a sawyer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • Mrs. Jane Miller Calder, aged 58, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Calder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Calder, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Calder, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Calder, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Euphemia Calder, aged 19, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • David Calder, aged 46, a mason, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Calder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Calder (post 1700)



  • Alexander Calder (1898-1976), American sculptor and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Alexander Stirling Calder (1870-1945), American sculptor, son of sculptor Alexander Milne Calder
  • William Musgrave Calder (1869-1945), American politician from New York State, a U.S. Congressman and Senator
  • Alexander Milne Calder (1846-1923), American (Scottish born) sculptor
  • Finlay "Fin" Calder (b. 1957), Scottish rugby player
  • Angus Lindsay Ritchie Calder (1942-2008), Scottish academic, writer, historian, and educator
  • Brigadier James Allen Calder, Commanding Officer 1st Canadian Brigade (1944) [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) James Calder. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Calder/James_Allen/Canada.html
  • Campbell Gordon Calder (b. 1952), New Zealand doctor and politician representing the National Party
  • Richard Calder (b. 1956), British science fiction writer
  • David Calder (b. 1946), British actor
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Vigilans non cadit
Motto Translation: The vigilant man falls not.


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Citations


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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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Osceola-Asceola.htm
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) James Calder. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Calder/James_Allen/Canada.html

Other References

  1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. 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. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Calder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calder 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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