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Callwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Callwood family


The surname Callwood was first found in Lanarkshire, Scotland, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Callwood family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Callwood 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 Callwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Callwood Spelling Variations


The name, Callwood, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Calderwood, Caldderwood, Calderwoods, Cawderood, Caderwood, Cadderwood, Caldorwood, Calderwude, Calderwoud, Calderwode, Caldorwud and many more.

Early Notables of the Callwood family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Callwood family to Ireland


Some of the Callwood 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Callwood family to the New World and Oceana


The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Callwood surname who came to North America were: James Calderwood, who settled in New England in 1725; with his wife and two children; Adam Calderwood, who arrived in New York in 1789; Alexander Calderwood, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1803.

Contemporary Notables of the name Callwood (post 1700)


  • June Callwood (1924-2007), Canadian journalist, author and social activist. In 1978, she was made a member of the Order of Canada. She was promoted to Officer in 1985, and promoted again to Companion in 2000. In 1988, she was awarded the Order of Ontario

The Callwood 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: Veritas premitur non opprimitur
Motto Translation: Truth may be kept down, but not crushed.


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