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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Caldicott family
The surname Caldicott was first found in various places named Caldecote or Caldecott throughout Britain including Buckinghamshire
, Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire
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." 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.
Early History of the Caldicott family
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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.
Early Notables of the Caldicott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caldicott family to Ireland
Some of the Caldicott family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 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 Caldicott family to the New World and Oceana
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
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
- John Caldicott Cavell (1813-1887), English shop proprietor and mayor of Oxford, co-founder of Elliston & Cavell, the largest department store in Oxford
Historic Events for the Caldicott family
- Mr. Samuel Caldicott, English Assistant Smoke room Steward from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
The Caldicott 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.