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The ancestors of the Candish family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Suffolk where Gernon de Montfichet was granted the lands of Cavendish by Duke William of Normandy.

Early Origins of the Candish family


The surname Candish was first found in Suffolk, when Gernon de Montfichet was granted the lands of Cavendish by Duke William of Normandy, his liege lord, for distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. The Montfichets from Montfiquet, Calvados, in Normandy, sired the family of Cavendish, Bacon, Fitchet, and Montfitchet. The family trace their lineage back to "Sir John Canvendish, who in the reign of Edward III was Chief Justice of the King's Bench. It was John, a younger son of the Judge, who killed Wat Tyler, and from him the family are descended. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Early History of the Candish family

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Early History of the Candish family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Candish research.
Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1384, 1592, 1592, 1676, 1594, 1654, 1630, 1691, 1660, 1676, 1617, 1684, 1624, 1674, 1659, 1680, 1675, 1623, 1673, 1673, 1700, 1695, 1700 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Candish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Candish Spelling Variations

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Candish 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 Candish were recorded, including Cavendish, Cavendesh, Cavandish, Cavondish, Cavindish, Caviness and many more.

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Early Notables of the Candish family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Candish family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Cavendish (d. 1592), a British circumnavigator of the globe, often regarded as a privateer; Sir William Cavendish (1592-1676), 4th Duke of Norcastle, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a prominent soldier, writer, and noted patron of the arts; Sir Charles Cavendish (ca. 1594-1654)...
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Migration of the Candish family to Ireland

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Migration of the Candish family to Ireland


Some of the Candish family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Candish family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Candish family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Candish Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


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The Candish Motto

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The Candish 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: Cavendo tutus
Motto Translation: Safe by being cautious.


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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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