The present generation of the Calderbank family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived on the bank of one of the many rivers named Calder.
There was a village called Calder
in the northern county of Cumberland
, which was situated in the Scottish/English borderlands.
Early Origins of the Calderbank family
The surname Calderbank was first found in Cumberland
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Caldbeck. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1321 when Thomas de Caldebeck.held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Calderbank family
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Calderbank Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Calderbank include Calderbank, Calderbeck, Caldebank, Caldebeck, Coldbeck, Colebeck, Colebank, Colderbank, Coulderbank, Coulderbeck, Colderback, Coldeback and many more.
Early Notables of the Calderbank family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Calderbank family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Calderbank were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Calderbank Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Nathan Calderbank, who sailed to America in 1833
- William Calderbank, who was naturalized in Colorado in 1863
- Wm. Calderbank, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
Calderbank Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- James Calderbank, aged 58, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1901
- Richard Calderbank, aged 49, who landed in America from Bolton, in 1902
- Harry Calderbank, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1904
- John Calderbank, aged 35, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1906
- Nathaniel Calderbank, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Manchester, England, in 1906
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Contemporary Notables of the name Calderbank (post 1700)
- A. Robert Calderbank, American dean of Natural Sciences and professor of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics at Duke University
- Leonard Calderbank (1809-1864), English Catholic priest and canon of Clifton
- Anthony Calderbank, translator of Arabic works into English