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The origins of the ancient name Cradock belong to that rich Celtic tradition that comes from Wales. This surname was derived from the Welsh personal name Caradoc, meaning "amiable." Other forms of this ancient forename are Caradawc, Cradawc, and Caradog. This name was made famous by the ancient Welsh military leader Caratacos, whose name was Latinized as Caratacus. He was celebrated for his opposition to the Roman occupation of Britain, and was taken to Rome as a prisoner circa 51 AD.

Cradock Early Origins



The surname Cradock was first found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing. However, some of the family were found in Whaston (Washton) in the North Riding of Yorkshire in early times. "It comprises about 1200 acres, partly the property of the Craddock family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Cradock Spelling Variations


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Cradock Spelling Variations



Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Cradock has occasionally been spelled Craddock, Caradoc, Cradoc, Craddoch, Cradoch, Cradock, Caradoch, Carradock, Carradoch, Caradock and many more.

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Cradock Early History


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Cradock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cradock research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1604, 1619, 1836, 1512, 1516, 1606, 1659, 1638, 1636, 1621, 1615, 1641, 1628, 1629, 1660, 1716 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Cradock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cradock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cradock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was William Cradock, Archdeacon of Lewes from 1512 to 1516; Walter Cradock or Craddock or Cradoc (c.1606-1659), a Welsh Anglican clergyman, became a traveling evangelical preacher, founder of the first Independent church in Wales (1638); Matthew Cradock (died 1636), an English wool...

Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cradock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cradock In Ireland


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Cradock In Ireland



Some of the Cradock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 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 the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Cradock

Cradock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Isabel] Cradock, aged 30, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Robert Cradock, who arrived in Virginia in 1637

Cradock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathw Cradock, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Walter Cradock, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Thomas Cradock, who landed in Maryland in 1743-1744

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cradock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cradock (post 1700)



  • Stuart Cradock (b. 1949), English cricketer
  • Sir Percy Cradock GCMG (1923-2010), British diplomat, civil servant and sinologist, British Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (1978-1983)
  • Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher "Kit" George Francis Maurice Cradock KCVO CB SGM (1862-1914), British officer of the Royal Navy
  • Stephen John "Steve" Cradock (b. 1969), English guitarist, known for his work with the rock group Ocean Colour Scene
  • Major John "Johnnie" Whitby Cradock (1904-1987), English cook, writer and broadcaster, the fourth husband of Fanny Cradock
  • Fanny Cradock (1909-1994), born Phyllis Nan Sortain Pechey, an English restaurant critic, television cook and writer frequently appearing on television
  • John Cradock (1708-1778), English churchman, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin (1772-1778)
  • General John Francis Cradock GCB (1759-1839), 1st Baron Howden, British peer, politician and soldier, Governor of the Cape Colony (1811-1814), eponym of Cradock, South Australia
  • Frederick John Cradock GC (1886-1943), posthumously awarded the George Cross for heroism in his attempts to save a workmate from boiling steam on 4 May 1943
  • Percy Cradock, Under Secretary

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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: Nec temere, nec timide
Motto Translation: Neither rashly nor timidly.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

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  4. 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.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Cradock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cradock 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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