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Among the the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Calwell were the Strathclyde- Britons. Calwell was a name for someone who lived in Renfrrewshire. This place-name may also be derived from the Old English words caeld, which means cold, and welle, which means well, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a well that gave cold water.

Calwell Early Origins



The surname Calwell was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Frił), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, at the Caldwell Tower, a mansion and old estate that dates back to 1294. The current Caldwell Tower stands on a mound, and is a small, free-standing tower that was probably built in the 16th century. It was fully restored in 2011 with the addition of a small extension. Caldwell is also a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire. The Caudle variant may be related to a thickened and sweetened alcoholic hot drink so named. It was popular in the Middle Ages for its supposed medicinal properties and dates back to at least 1297.

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Calwell Spelling Variations


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Calwell Spelling Variations



Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Calwell has been spelled Caldwell, Coldwell, Caldwill, Cauldwell, Cauldwill, Cawldwell, Guildwell, Calewell, Caldewell and many more.

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Calwell Early History


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Calwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calwell research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1342, 1500, 1628, 1679 and 1929 are included under the topic Early Calwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Calwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Calwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Calwell In Ireland


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Calwell In Ireland



Some of the Calwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlanti c. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Calwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Calwell, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Calwell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannah Calwell, who landed in New England in 1736
  • Henry Calwell, who arrived in Georgia in 1739
  • William Calwell, who landed in America in 1760-1763

Calwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Calwell, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Patrick Calwell, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Calwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Calwell (post 1700)



  • George Lewis Calwell (1891-1971), Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton (1914-1916)
  • Clarrie Calwell (1896-1975), former Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in 1920, younger brother of George Calwell
  • Hubert James "Bert" Calwell (1898-1962), Australian rules footballer
  • Arthur Augustus Calwell (1896-1973), Australian politician, 16th Leader of the Opposition (1960-1967), Leader of the Australian Labor Party (1960-1967)

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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: Fac et spera
Motto Translation: Do and hope.


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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    The Calwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Calwell 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 26 June 2015 at 08:53.

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