from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carduwe research.Another 377 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1376, 1500, 1602 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Carduwe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The many spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Carduwe has been spelled Cardew, Cardewe, Caredew, Caredewe, Cardue, Carduwe and many more.
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland
, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan
organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were: Jean Cartue, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1764; and David Cardew, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1769.