Caltoode is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived in Yorkshire
, where the name was taken from the town of Cawood
in the county's West Riding. The place-name was first recorded as Kawuda in 963 AD and was originally derived from the Old English words ca,
and described a wood where by jackdaws were common.
Early Origins of the Caltoode family
The surname Caltoode was first found in North Yorkshire
, where Cawood is a large village and civil parish in the Selby district. The village dates back to 963 when it was listed as Kawuda. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
and was given by King Athelstan to the see of York, about 935, in the time of Archbishop Wulstan. Today it is better known as the place where the Cawood sword was found. It is regarded as "one of the finest Viking swords ever discovered" and is nearly 1,000 years old and can be seen at the Yorkshire
Museum. This locale is also the home of Cawood Castle, a palace for the Archbishops of York which dates back to 1181. Today Cawood Castle is owned by the Landmark Trust.
Early History of the Caltoode family
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Caltoode Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Caltoode has been recorded under many different variations, including Cawood, Kawood, Cawoode, Cawod and others.
Early Notables of the Caltoode family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caltoode family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Caltoode or a variant listed above: Richard Cawood who arrived in Barbados in 1635; and later moved to St. Christopher; Ann Cawood who settled in Maryland in 1676.