Show ContentsCaldmand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Caldmand name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Caldmand was originally a name given to someone who worked as a servant of someone named Cade, or a person who packed herring into barrels or made the barrels themselves. [1]

The surname may also be derived from Saint Cædmon, which was the name of a poet who died around 680 AD. [2]

According to the Venerable Bede, Cædmon was an illiterate herdsman who received divine inspiration in a dream to enter a monastery and write religious poetry. He is principally known for the work entitled "Cædmon's Hymn." [2]

Thomas de Chabham or Chobham (fl. 1230), was an early English theologian and is mentioned as sub-dean of Salisbury in 1214 and 1230. [2]

Early Origins of the Caldmand family

The surname Caldmand was first found in Yorkshire where the name "is a North English name. The temptation to make it occupative is great. A 'cade of herynge' is as old as the Promptorium Parvulorum, and the cademan would seem naturally to be one who packed herring in cades, or barrels, or perhaps the cooper who made them. But the name is always found without prefix." [3]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included: A. Robert Cademan.; J. Thomas Cademain; Robertus Cadman; and Ricardus Caddeman. [3]

Early History of the Caldmand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caldmand research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1590, 1661, 1590, 1620, 1623 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Caldmand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caldmand 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 Caldmand 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 Caldmand include: Cadman, Cadiman, Caddman, Caedman, Caedmon, Chadman, Catman, Cattman, Katman, Kadman, Kaddman, Cudman, Cuddman, Cutman, Cuttman, Codman, Coddman, Coadman, Codeman, Caidman, Cadsman, Cadesman, Cattsman, Coldman, Caldman, Caldmen and many more.

Early Notables of the Caldmand family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Cademan (1590?-1661), English physician, born in Norfolk about 1590, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. "He then studied abroad, and took the degree of M.D. at Padua March 1620. In May and June 1623 he passed his examination before the censors of the Royal College of Physicians of...
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Migration of the Caldmand family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Caldmand or a variant listed above: Joe Cadman and his wife Hannah who settled in Georgia in 1733; Warner Cadman arrived in New England in 1764; Jonas Cadiman arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1743.



  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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