Origins Available: Scottish-Alt
The Caldewell family name is a habitational surname, derived from any of several places in Scotland
, such as Caldwell in Renfrewshire
. The place-names are derived from the Old English words "caeld," which means "cold," and "welle," which means "well."
Early Origins of the Caldewell family
The surname Caldewell was first found in Renfrewshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland
, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew
, East Renfrewshire
, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Caldewell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caldewell research.Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1342, 1500 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Caldewell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Caldewell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Caldwell, Coldwell, Caldwill, Cauldwell, Cauldwill, Cawldwell, Guildwell, Calewell, Caldewell and many more.
Early Notables of the Caldewell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caldewell family to Ireland
Some of the Caldewell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Caldewell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Archibald Caldwel, a Scottish prisoner sent to America in 1685; John Caldwell, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1693; Charles Caldwell, who arrived in New England
The Caldewell 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: In Deo Spes
Motto Translation: In God we trust