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The surname Calderwood was first found in Lanarkshire, Scotland, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.
Although the name, Calderwood, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Calderwood, Caldderwood, Calderwoods, Cawderood, Caderwood, Cadderwood, Caldorwood, Calderwude, Calderwoud, Calderwode, Caldorwud and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calderwood research. Another 394 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1456, 1509, 1548, 1575, 1650, and 1678 are included under the topic Early Calderwood History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Calderwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Calderwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Calderwood family name Calderwood, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Calderwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Calderwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Calderwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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: Veritas premitur non opprimitur
Motto Translation: Truth may be kept down, but not crushed.
The Calderwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calderwood 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 22 January 2015 at 21:41.