The surname Cawdron was brought to England
in the wake of the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name is derived from the Old French "chalderonnier" or "cauderonnier," meaning "a maker of cauldrons."
Early Origins of the Cawdron family
The surname Cawdron was first found in Yorkshire
, where the Cawdron family held a seat from ancient times, having been granted the land by William of Normandy
for assisting in the Conquest of 1066. The first known bearer of the name was Stephen Caldron, who was recorded in Yorkshire
Early History of the Cawdron family
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Cawdron Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cawdron family name include Calderon, Calderone, Cauldron, Cawdron, Coldron, Caldron and many more.
Early Notables of the Cawdron family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cawdron family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cawdron surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Coldrin, who settled in Virginia in 1658; John R. Calderon, who came to Philadelphia in 1809; George Caldrone, who arrived in New York in 1820; Charles Coldren and Henry G. Cawdron, who were both living in Ontario in 1871.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cawdron (post 1700)
- Mike Cawdron (b. 1974), English cricketer