The surname Calderone 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."
Early Origins of the Calderone family
The surname Calderone was first found in Yorkshire
, where the Calderone 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
Early History of the Calderone family
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Calderone 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 Calderone include Calderon, Calderone, Cauldron, Cawdron, Coldron, Caldron and many more.
Early Notables of the Calderone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Calderone 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 Calderone were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Calderone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Agostina Calderone, aged 31, who settled in America from Italy, in 1892
Calderone Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alfreda Calderone, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1903
- Alberto Calderone, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
Contemporary Notables of the name Calderone (post 1700)
- Samuel Francis Calderone (1926-2006), American professional baseball catcher