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The surname Calderon was brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is derived from the Old French "chalderonnier" or "cauderonnier," meaning "a maker of cauldrons."

Calderon Early Origins



The surname Calderon was first found in Yorkshire, where the Calderon family held a seat from ancient times, having been granted the land by William of Normandy for assisting in the Conquest of 1066. The first known bearer of the name was Stephen Caldron, who was recorded in Yorkshire in 1289.

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Calderon Spelling Variations


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Calderon Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Calderon has appeared include Calderon, Calderone, Cauldron, Cawdron, Coldron, Caldron and many more.

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Calderon Early History


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Calderon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calderon research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1289 and 1299 are included under the topic Early Calderon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calderon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calderon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Calderon 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Calderon arrived in North America very early:

Calderon Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Alonso Calderón, who emigrated to America in 1513
  • Juan Calderón, came to Hispaniola in 1536
  • Pedro Calderón, went to Guatemala in 1538
  • Bartolomé Calderón, came to Florida in 1538
  • Gabriel Calderón, with his wife María and daughters Catalina, Elena, María and Francisca, to Peru in 1592

Calderon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John R. Calderon, who came to Philadelphia in 1809
  • Anton Calderon, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Alonso Calderon, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Hernando Calderon, who landed in America in 1814
  • Socorro Calderon, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Calderon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Calderon (post 1700)



  • Charles M. Calderon (b. 1950), American politician, California State Senator from California's 58th Senate District
  • Ronald Steven Calderon (b. 1957), American politician, California State Senator from California's 30th Senate District
  • Gaspar de la Vega y Calderón, American politician, Honorary Consul for Cuba at Norfolk, Virginia, 1909
  • Antonio Troyo Calderón (1923-2015), Costa Rican Prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Hospital Apprentice First Class Alberto Pedro Calderón (1920-1998), Argentine mathematician widely considered as one of the 20th century's most important mathematicians
  • Philip Hermogenes Calderon (1833-1898), British painter in the Pre-Raphaelite style
  • Felipe de Jesús Calderón (b. 1962), President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012
  • Clímaco Calderón (1852-1913), Colombian lawyer, statesman and diplomat, who became President of Colombia for one day

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Citations


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    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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Calderon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calderon 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.

    This page was last modified on 30 September 2016 at 17:47.

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