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Cavendish is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Cavendish family lived in Suffolk where Gernon de Montfichet was granted the lands of Cavendish by Duke William of Normandy.

Cavendish Early Origins



The surname Cavendish was first found in Suffolk, when Gernon de Montfichet was granted the lands of Cavendish by Duke William of Normandy, his liege lord, for distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. The Montfichets from Montfiquet, Calvados, in Normandy, sired the family of Cavendish, Bacon, Fitchet, and Montfitchet. The family trace their lineage back to "Sir John Canvendish, who in the reign of Edward III was Chief Justice of the King's Bench. It was John, a younger son of the Judge, who killed Wat Tyler, and from him the family are descended. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Cavendish Spelling Variations


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Cavendish Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cavendish include Cavendish, Cavendesh, Cavandish, Cavondish, Cavindish, Caviness and many more.

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Cavendish Early History


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Cavendish Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cavendish research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1384, 1592, 1592, 1676, 1594, 1654, 1630, 1691, 1660, 1676, 1617, 1684, 1624, 1674, 1659, 1680, 1675, 1623, 1673, 1673, 1700, 1695, 1700 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Cavendish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cavendish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cavendish Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Cavendish (d. 1592), a British circumnavigator of the globe, often regarded as a privateer; Sir William Cavendish (1592-1676), 4th Duke of Norcastle, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, a prominent soldier, writer, and noted patron of the arts; Sir Charles Cavendish ( ca. 1594-1654)...

Another 155 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cavendish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cavendish In Ireland


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Cavendish In Ireland



Some of the Cavendish family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Cavendishs to arrive on North American shores:

Cavendish Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Cavendish, who settled in New England in 1752

Cavendish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Cavendish, who came to New Orleans in 1849
  • John Cavendish, who was naturalized in New York in 1852

Cavendish Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Cavendish, who immigrated to New Brunswick in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cavendish (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cavendish (post 1700)



  • Duke Henry Cavendish (1731-1810), English natural philosopher and chemist who performed important experiments on hydrogen gas, water, and determining the density of the Earth
  • William Cavendish (1592-1676), English soldier
  • Thomas Cavendish (1555-1592), English navigator and circumnavigator
  • Duke George Cavendish (1500-1562), English courtier and author
  • Duke William Cavendish (1748-1811), English nobleman
  • Duke William Cavendish (1720-1764), English statesman
  • Duke William Cavendish (1640-1707), English soldier/statesman
  • Spencer Compton Cavendish (1833-1908), English statesman
  • Georgiana Edith Bessie Cavendish (b. 1975), British actress and soprano

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Cavendish Historic Events


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Cavendish Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Julia Florence Cavendish, (née Siegel), aged 25, English First Class passenger from London, England who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 6
  • Mr. Tyrell William Cavendish (d. 1912), aged 36, English First Class passenger from London, England who sailed 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: Cavendo tutus
Motto Translation: Safe by being cautious.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Cavendish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cavendish 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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