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The ancestors of the Gadend surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the area of Cheshire that was referred to as the hill of Gaega, Gaega being an Anglo-Saxon personal name. Gadend is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Gadend Early Origins



The surname Gadend was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Gadend Spelling Variations


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Gadend Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Gadend include Gayton, Gaydon, Gaytun, Gaton and others.

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Gadend Early History


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Gadend Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gadend research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1200 are included under the topic Early Gadend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gadend Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gadend Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gadend 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Richard Gayton settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants; Roger Gayton arrived in Maryland in 1774.

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