The name Cawdery came to England
with the ancestors of the Cawdery family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Cawdery family lived in Berkshire. The name, however, refers to the area of Cordray, in Eure, Normandy
, where the family lived prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Cawdery family
The surname Cawdery was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cawdery family
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Cawdery Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Cawdery has been recorded under many different variations, including Cowdrey, Cowdray, Cowderey, Cowderoy, Corderoy, Cordroy, Cowdroy, Cowdry, Cowdery and many more.
Early Notables of the Cawdery family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cawdery family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cawdery Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Cawdery, English convict from Hertfordshire, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844