Candy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Candy family

The surname Candy 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 (Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae)" [1]

Important Dates for the Candy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Candy research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455, 1487, 1619 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Candy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Candy Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Candy are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Candy include: Gandy, Gandey, Gameday, Candy, Candey, Ganty, Canty and many more.

Early Notables of the Candy family (pre 1700)

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Candy migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Candy or a variant listed above:

Candy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Candy, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1684 [2]
Candy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Candy, aged 26, who landed in America in 1821 [2]
  • Abraham D Candy, who arrived in New York in 1829 [2]
  • Bernard Candy, who arrived in Aranzazu or Copano, Tex in 1829 [2]

Candy migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Candy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Bridget Candy, who settled in Montreal in 1846

Candy migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Candy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Candy, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [3]
  • William Candy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849 [4]
  • Thomas Candy, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849 [5]
  • Thomas Candy, aged 23, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis" [6]
  • Elizabeth Candy, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Velocity"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Candy migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Candy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Walter Candy, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 15th May 1870 [7]
  • Mr. Thomas Candy, (b. 1854), aged 20, Cornish farm labourer departing on 10th August 1874 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 5th November 1874 [8]
  • Mr. George E. Candy, (b. 1852), aged 22, Cornish labourer departing on 29th October 1874 aboard the ship "Invererne" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th January 1875 [8]
  • Mr. James Candy, (b. 1854), aged 20, Cornish labourer departing on 29th October 1874 aboard the ship "Invererne" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 19th January 1875 [8]
  • Mr. Richard Candy, (b. 1856), aged 22, Cornish farm labourer departing on 4th September 1878 aboard the ship "Hermione" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 17th December 1878 [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Candy (post 1700)

  • John Franklin Candy (1950-1994), Canadian two-time Primetime Emmy Award winning actor and comedian, best known for his work with The Second City, and his many movies including Stripes, Splash, Cool Runnings, The Great Outdoors, Spaceballs, and Uncle Buck
  • Charles Candy (1832-1910), American career soldier in the United States Army who served as an officer in the volunteer Union Army during the American Civil War from Lexington, Kentucky
  • Robert Candy, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Franklin County, 1897 [10]
  • William Arthur Francis Candy (1934-2019), New Zealand Olympic cyclist at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and 1964 Olympic Games
  • Wing Commander John Geoffrey Sadler Candy DFC (1897-1955), British officer and World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories
  • Henry David Nicholas Bourne Candy (b. 1944), British Flat racing racehorse trainer of Master Willie and Time Charter
  • Nicholas Anthony Christopher Candy (b. 1973), and his brother Christian Peter Candy are British luxury property developers
  • Don Candy (1929-1950), Australian tennis player of the late 1950s and early 1960s
  • H. Candy Vasquez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004 [11]
  • Althea Candy Perez, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Winchester, Connecticut, 2010-12 [12]

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Citations

  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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Aden from London via Plymouth Adealide Arriving September 12th 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AdenRegister.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASIATIC 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Asiatic.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THETIS 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Thetis.htm
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  9. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Wellington 1872-1880 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nz_wellington.pdf    
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  12. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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