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Cammadge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Cammadge family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Gamaches, in Normandy. The family name Cammadge was brought to England after the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror gave his friends and relatives most of the land formerly owned by Anglo-Saxon aristocrats. The Normans frequently used the name of their estate in Normandy as part of their name. The surname Cammadge was established by Norman landholders in the county of Herefordshire.

Early Origins of the Cammadge family


The surname Cammadge was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. This distinguished name appears on the Roll of Battell Abbey honoring those Norman nobles who were present at Hastings.

Early History of the Cammadge family


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Cammadge Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cammadge were recorded, including Gamadge, Gamage, Gammage, Gamages, Gamaches and others.

Early Notables of the Cammadge family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Barbara Gamage (1563-1621), a Welsh heiress, who inherited the Coity estate on the death of her father John Gamage, and later married Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester; as well as Anthony Gamage, who was an Alderman of London. The Camidge...
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Migration of the Cammadge family to the New World and Oceana


The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Cammadge arrived in North America very early: Stephen and Thomas Gamadge who settled in Barbados in 1685.

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