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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Caldicott surname lived in Caldecot, which was the name of parishes found in Peterborough and Worcestershire. The name was originally derived from the Old English word ceald-cote and literally meant the dweller at the cold-huts.

Caldicott Early Origins



The surname Caldicott was first found in various places named Caldecote or Caldecott throughout Britain including Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire. No fewer than five of them are listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Caldecote, Cambridgeshire; Caldecota, Hertfordshire; Caldecote, Warwickshire; Caldecote, Leicestershire; and Caldecote, Northamptonshire. Williamscott or Willscott in Oxfordshire was home to the family too. " Walter Calcott, in 1575, endowed a free school here with 13 per annum payable out of his manor of Williamscott, for 40 boys chosen by lot from the villages around." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The hamlet was also made famous as the site that Charles I. slept a night or two prior to the battle of Cropredy-Bridge.

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Caldicott Spelling Variations


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Caldicott Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Caldicott are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Caldicott include: Caldecot, Caldecott, Caldecotte and others.

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Caldicott Early History


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Caldicott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caldicott research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1304, 1320, 1779 and 1844 are included under the topic Early Caldicott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Caldicott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caldicott Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Caldicott 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caldicott Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Caldicott, who landed in Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Caldicott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Caldicott (post 1700)



  • John Caldicott (1828-1829), English Anglican priest and headmaster
  • Dame F Iona Caldicott, English psychiatrist and psychotherapist, past Principal of Somerville College, Oxford
  • John Moore Caldicott KBE CMG (1900-1986), British-born, Rhodesian government minister
  • Helen Mary Caldicott (b. 1938), Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate, radio host of the weekly If You Love This Planet program

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Caldicott Historic Events


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Caldicott Historic Events




RMS Lusitania


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Motto


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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 utrumque paratus
Motto Translation: Prepared for both.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Caldicott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caldicott 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 2 March 2016 at 14:31.

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