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The Irish name Caulfield has been taken as synonym for many other names. The Gaelic form of the name Caulfield was generally Mac Cathmhaoil. The name Caulfield was used by people of the Irish names O Gamhna, O Caibheanaigh and Mac Conghamhna, and Mac Carrghamhna. The Anglicized form of these last four Irish surnames is Gaffney, but for some obscure reason, this has often been changed to Caulfield.

Caulfield Early Origins



The surname Caulfield was first found in Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times. They were directly descended from King Colla da Crioch through the Maguires, Princes of Fermanagh. Castle Caulfield is a large ruined house in Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone. At one time, the building was three stories high with large windows and tall chimney stacks. A wooden joist from the castle eludes to the age of the building as about 1282. The Caulfeild Coat of Arms is still seen over the entrance. Nearby, Sir Toby Caulfeild, 1st Baron Caulfeild (15651627) built a house on the site of an earlier O'Donnelly castle. It was burned in the Irish Rebellion of 1641, but was rebuilt in the 1660s. Today Castle Caulfield is a ruin and declared a State Care Historic Monument.

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Caulfield Spelling Variations


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Caulfield Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Caulfield family name include Caulfeild, Caulkin, Calfkins, Cawlfield, Cawfield, MacCaul, MacCawell and many more.

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Caulfield Early History


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Caulfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caulfield research. Another 437 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1565, 1627, 1607, 1587, 1640, 1621, 1642, 1622, 1642, 1624, 1671, 1726, 1682, 1734, 1685, 1716, 1715 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Caulfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Caulfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caulfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family name at this time was William Caulfeild (1587-1640), 2nd Baron Caulfeild; Toby Caulfeild (1621-1642), 3rd Baron Caulfeild; Robert Caulfeild (1622-1642), 4th Baron Caulfeild; William Caulfeild, 1st Viscount...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caulfield 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Caulfield to North America:

Caulfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Caulfield, aged 24, landed in Pennsylvania in 1776

Caulfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Caulfield, aged 42, arrived in Georgia in 1812
  • Henry Caulfield settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1821
  • R. Caulfield settled in San Francisco in 1822
  • Mary Caulfield, her husband Thomas and one child, settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1822
  • Mr. Caulfield, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Caulfield Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Caulfield, who arrived in Saint John Island in 1769

Caulfield Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Rose Caulfield, aged 70, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • Ann Caulfield, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • Sophia Caulfield, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Mrs. A. Caulfield, aged 50 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Wandsworth" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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. 18)

Caulfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Caulfield arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Caulfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Caulfield (post 1700)



  • Genevieve Caulfield (1888-1972), blind American teacher who started a school for blind people in Thailand, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Joan Caulfield (1922-1991), American actress and former fashion model
  • Emma Caulfield (b. 1973), born Emma M. Chukker, American actress, best known for her role as Anya Jenkins on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998-2003)
  • Leo P. Caulfield, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1924
  • John Pershing Caulfield (b. 1918), American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, 1970
  • John H. Caulfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Windsor, 1912
  • James H. Caulfield Jr. (b. 1875), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 5th District, 1917-22; Candidate for New York State Senate 7th District, 1922
  • Isabelle E. Caulfield, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924
  • Henry Stewart Caulfield (1873-1966), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Missouri 11th District, 1907-09; Judge, Missouri Court of Appeals, 1910-12; Governor of Missouri, 1929-33
  • Bernard Gregory Caulfield (1828-1887), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1875-77
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Deo duce ferro comitante
Motto Translation: God is my guide,and my sword is my companion.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. 18)

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
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The Caulfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caulfield 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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