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The spelling and overall form of Irish names tend to vary widely over time. The original Gaelic form of the name Canaday is O'Cinneide, which is derived from the words "ceann," which means "head," and "éidigh," which means "helmet."

Canaday Early Origins



The surname Canaday was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster. This distinguished Irish family were descended from Kennedy, nephew of King Brian Boru, Ireland's great Warrior King who fell in the battle of Clontarf in the year 1014.

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Canaday Spelling Variations


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Canaday Spelling Variations



Names during the Middle Ages were typically recorded as they sounded and in many cases, one's surname spelling changed with each record. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Canaday family name include Kennedy, Minagh, Kennady, O'Kennedy and others.

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Canaday Early History


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Canaday Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Canaday research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1615 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Canaday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Canaday Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Canaday Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family at this time was Mathew Kennedy, who was forced to leave Ireland for France after the Fall of Limerick; Sir Robert Kennedy, 1st Baronet, an official of the...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Canaday Notables 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



Irish families began leaving their homeland for North America in the late 18th century. These families were usually modestly well off, but they were looking forward to owning and working on a sizable tract of land of their own. This pattern of emigration continued until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine sparked a major exodus of destitute and desperate Irish people. These people were not leaving for a grant of land in North America because by this time the East Coast had reached its saturation point and free land was scarce. They were merely looking to escape the disease, starvation, and hopelessness that Ireland had fallen into. Although these unfortunate immigrants did not receive a warm welcome by the established populations in the United States and what would become Canada, they were absolutely critical to the rapid development that these two nations enjoyed. They would help populate the western lands and provide the cheap labor required for a rapid industrialization. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many early bearers of the name Canaday or one of its variants: Teage O'Kenedy, who arrived in Virginia in 1666; Ffergos Kenedey, a Scotch-Irish settler in New England in 1718; David Kennedy, who arrived in Boston in 1737.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Canaday (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Canaday (post 1700)



  • William P. Canaday, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1879-81
  • Ray E. Canaday, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1948
  • Ralph A. Canaday, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1936
  • Paul D. Canaday, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Greene County 2nd District; Elected 1964
  • Delmar A. Canaday, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1948
  • Steve Canaday (b. 1967), American artist
  • John Edwin Canaday (1907-1985), leading American art critic, author and art historian

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Canaday Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Canaday 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 19 October 2015 at 09:57.

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