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Candy Early Origins



The surname Candy was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1327 when John Gameday held estates in the county. The name was originally Gandow.

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Candy Spelling Variations


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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.

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Candy Early History


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Candy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Candy research. Another 149 words (11 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.

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Candy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Candy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Candy 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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

Candy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Candy, aged 26, landed in America in 1821
  • Abraham D Candy, who arrived in New York in 1829
  • Bernard Candy, who arrived in Aranzazu or Copano, Tex in 1829

Candy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Candy, who came to Montreal in 1846

Candy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Candy, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • William Candy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849
  • Thomas Candy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849
  • Thomas Candy, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis"
  • Elizabeth Candy, aged 18, a servant, 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 Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Candy, aged 22, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Candy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Candy (post 1700)



  • Robert Candy, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Franklin County, 1897
  • Don Candy (1929-1950), Australian tennis player of the late 1950s and early 1960s
  • John 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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Candy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Candy 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.

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