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Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Cardew has been spelled Cardew, Cardewe, Caredew, Caredewe, Cardue, Carduwe and many more.
Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:
Cardew Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Mrs. Elizabeth Cardew, (b. 1819), aged 23 born in Truro, Cornwall, UK convicted in Devon on 22nd February 1842, sentenced for 14 years for stealing from a person, transported aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1842 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia