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The Cave name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the settlement named Cave in the East Riding of Yorkshire; this area has become the county of Humberside in modern times. The name of this settlement is derived from the name of a nearby river, which in turn derived its name from the Old English word caf, which means swift. The surname Cave may also be a variation of the Anglo-Norman name Chaff, a nickname for a bald man. The derivation is from the Old French word chauf, which means bald.

Cave Early Origins



The surname Cave was first found in Lancashire, Yorkshire and Northamptonshire. Stanford in Northamptonshire has a most interesting story about the family. "Shortly after the Conquest, Guy de Reinbudcurt, one of the Norman companions of William, sold the lordship to Benedict, abbot of the Benedictine monastery of Selby, in Yorkshire. In 1471 John Cave died [as] vicar of Stanford, having, probably, been presented to the living by his brother, then abbot of Selby. After the Dissolution, the manor and advowson were granted by Henry VIII., for the sum of £1194. 3. 4., to Thomas Cave, Esq. The old manor-house of Stanford Hall was situated on the left bank of the Avon in this county; about 1680 it was pulled down by Sir Roger Cave, and a new building was commenced on the right bank, in the county of Leicester, which was completed in 1737. In the church is a series of monuments of the Caves, knights and baronets, commencing in 1558, and all in excellent preservation." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Cave Spelling Variations


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Cave Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cave has undergone many spelling variations, including Cave, Cayve, Caive, Caves, Caives, Cayves, Cavey, Cavie, Cavy and many more.

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Cave Early History


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Cave Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cave research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1655, 1703, 1679, 1680, 1685, 1690, 1681, 1719, 1705, 1637 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Cave History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cave Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cave Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Ambrose Cave; Sir Thomas Cave, 1st Baronet; and his son, Sir Roger Cave, 2nd Baronet (1655-1703), an English politician, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire (1679-1680) and Member...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cave 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cave were among those contributors:

Cave Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joe Cave settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • Jo Cave, aged 34, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Robert Cave, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Patrick Cave, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • John Cave, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cave Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Cave settled in Pennsylvania in 1771

Cave Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Cave, who landed in Indiana in 1852

Cave Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Cave Jr. settled in Fogo, Newfoundland in 1803 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Susannah Cave settled in Change Islands, Newfoundland in 1821 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Thomas Cave of Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, settled there in 1833 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Frank H C B Cave, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862
  • G C B Cave, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Cave Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Cave, English convict from Buckinghamshire, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  • Richard Cave arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849
  • Mary Cave, aged 18, a general servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"

Cave Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Louis Cave landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Matthew Beck Cave, aged 38, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Mary Cave, aged 37, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Frederick Cave, aged 13, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Matthew Cave, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cave (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cave (post 1700)



  • Michael John "Micky" Cave (1949-1984), English football midfielder
  • Kathryn Cave (b. 1948), award-winning British children's book author
  • Hugh Barnett Cave (1910-2004), British author
  • Sir Stephen Cave GCB, PC, FSA, DL, JP (1820-1880), British lawyer, writer and Conservative politician
  • Nocholas Edward "Nick" Cave (b. 1957), Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, and occasional film actor

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Cave Historic Events


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Cave Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Freda Elizabeth  Cave (1908-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Alfred Elmer  Cave (1911-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Nora Maud  Cave (1907-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Kenneth Cave, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Herbert Cave (d. 1912), aged 34, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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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: Cave Deus videt
Motto Translation: Beware! God sees.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Cave Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cave 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.

This page was last modified on 28 February 2016 at 02:30.

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