Candee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Candee family

The surname Candee was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The family name was first referenced in the year 1327, when John Gameday held estates in the county. The name was originally Gandow.

Alternatively, the name could have been Norman in origin and in this case, the name was from Candé, near Blois. "Nicholas Candie occurs in Normandy, 1195" according to the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae. [1]

Early History of the Candee family

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Candee Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Candee include Gandy, Gandey, Gameday, Candy, Candey, Ganty, Canty and many more.

Early Notables of the Candee family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include James Gandy (1619-1689), one of the earliest native English portrait-painter from Exeter.He is stated to have been a pupil of Vandyck, and to have acquired to some degree the style of that master. "He has even been supposed to have assisted Vandyck by painting the drapery in his pictures. In 1661 he was taken to Ireland by his patron, the Duke of Ormonde, and remained there until his death in 1689." [2] William Gandy (d. 1729), was a portrait-painter, son of James Gandy [q. v.], probably born in Ireland. "He was for some years an...
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United States Candee migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Candee or a variant listed above:

Candee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. G. Candee, who settled in San Francisco in 1852
  • Newton L. Candee, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
Candee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Amelia C Candee, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Charles L. Candee, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Kate L. Candee, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Chas. S. Candee, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Alice B. Candee, aged 19, who immigrated to America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Candee migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Candee Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Anna Candee, aged 42, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1910
  • Annelise Candee, aged 10, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Candee (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier-General Robert Chapin Candee (1892-1963), American Comptroller of the Continental Air Command, Mitchel AFB, New York (1948-1950) [3]
  • Leverett Candee, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Haven, 1839 [4]
  • Joseph Candee, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Erie County 4th District, 1850; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1860; Postmaster at Buffalo, New York, 1866-67 [4]
  • John W. Candee, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery County, 1902-03 [4]
  • John H. Candee, American Democratic Party politician, First Selectman of Easton, Connecticut, 1909-11; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Easton; Elected 1910; Defeated, 1918 [4]
  • Horace Candee, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Oxford, 1831 [4]
  • George H. Candee, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1909, 1911 [4]
  • Fred B. Candee, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Easton, 1920 [4]
  • Eli Candee, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Harwinton, 1821-22 [4]
  • David W. Candee, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery and Hamilton counties, 1820-21 [4]
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Titanic
  • Mrs. Helen Churchill Candee, (née Hungerford), aged 53, American First Class passenger from Washington, D.C. who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 6 [5]


  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 3) Robert Candee. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Candee/Robert_Chapin/USA.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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