Early Origins of the Candow family
The surname Candow was first found in Suffolk
where they claim descent from Hugh de Montfort held by Roger de Candos, a Norman noble, who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. Robert de Chandos, of Candos in Eure in Normandy
, was companion in arms to William the Conqueror and was granted Caerleon in Wales
and lordships in Herefordshire
where he founded Goldcliff Priory. The parish of Mugginton, Derbyshire
played an important part of the family's heritage. "The manor, in Domesday Book
Mogintune, was anciently held under Earl Ferrers, and in the reign of Edward I
. was in moieties between the families of Chandos and Stafford." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Candow family
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Candow 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 Candow were recorded, including Chandos, Candos, Candoos, Candoes, Chandoes, Cando, Candow, Candows, Candoes, Chaundos, Chaundows and many more.
Early Notables of the Candow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Candow 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
, 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 Candow arrived in North America very early:
Candow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Candow, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1918 aboard the ship "Prospero" from St. John's, Newfoundland CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJZL-X2D : 6 December 2014), John Candow, 11 Oct 1918; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Prospero, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- William E Candow, aged 24, arrived in New York City in 1924 aboard the ship "Belgenland" from Southampton, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN8L-H53 : 6 December 2014), William E Candow, 15 Jan 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, ship name Belgenland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Candow (post 1700)
- Lloyd Candow, Newfoundland songwriter, known for his song, "Some Shocking Good"