Cardwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Cardwell was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Cardwell family lived in Wiltshire, after arriving from the cantor of Cardville, Normandy with the invasion of England in 1066.
Early Origins of the Cardwell family
The surname Cardwell was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from early times, and granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
Early History of the Cardwell family
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Cardwell Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Cardwell are characterized by many spelling variations. 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. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cardwell include Cardwell, Cardville, Cairdwell, Cairdville, Cardvell, Cartwell, Cardvill, Cartville, Kartwell, Kardwell, Kartville, Kardville, Kairdwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Cardwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cardwell family to Ireland
Some of the Cardwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cardwell migration to the United States +
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Cardwell, or a variant listed above:
Cardwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Cardwell, who settled in Dover, Maine, in the year 1654
- Grace Cardwell, who landed in Virginia in 1664 
- Wm, Cardwell Jr., who arrived in Virginia in 1664 
Cardwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Abraham C Cardwell, aged 23, who landed in Maryland in 1812 
- Alexander Cardwell, who arrived in New York in 1842 
- L Cardwell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- Calvert, Henry, John, William, and W. H. Cardwell, all, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1760 and 1868
- Henry Cardwell, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 
Cardwell migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cardwell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. Alfred Cardwell, aged 1 Year and 6 months who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Eliza Morrison" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 9th July 1847 
- Mrs. Alice Cardwell, aged 44 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Eliza Morrison" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 13th July 1847 
- Miss. Ann Cardwell, aged 9 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Eliza Morrison" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 12th July 1847 
- Mr. David Cardwell, aged 3 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Eliza Morrison" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 9th July 1847 
Cardwell 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:
Cardwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Joseph Cardwell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
- W. Cardwell, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
Contemporary Notables of the name Cardwell (post 1700) +
- Lloyd Raymond Cardwell (1913-1997), American college football player and coach
- Donald Eugene "Don" Cardwell (1935-2008), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- William Dale Cardwell (b. 1962), American consumer advocate and journalist
- Thomas Perrin Cardwell (1829-1915), American politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1864-65; Member of Kentucky State Senate, 1865-69 
- Rosemary Z. Cardwell, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, 1989 
- Paul Cardwell, American politician, Candidate for Texas State Board of Education 9th District, 2010 
- Isaac Newton Cardwell (b. 1827), American politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1872 
- H. C. Cardwell, American politician, Member of California State Assembly from Sacramento District, 1849-51 
- George B. Cardwell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1888 
- Edward Cardwell, American politician, Member of Montana State Senate 4th District, 1891-94 
- ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Historic Events for the Cardwell family +
- Timothy Michael Cardwell (1967-1988), American Student from Cresco, Pennsylvania, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died 
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The Cardwell Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Agissez honnetement
Motto Translation: Act honestly
Suggested Readings for the name Cardwell +
- 2760 "The Cardwells of Virginia" by Allen Pendergraft.
- ^ 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)
- ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 17)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html