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Early Origins of the Kadar family

The surname Kadar was first found in Yorkshire where the name is generally understood to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Cada. [1] But another source claims the name is Norman in origin as references there note that Arnulf Cades paid a fine in Normandy for disseisin in 1184. The same name also appears in 1198 under different circumstances. [2]

The Pipe Rolls of 1189 list Eustace Cade as holding lands in Lincolnshire at that time. [3] And Shakespeare included John at the Cade (a reference to the old English word for a barrel or cask) in Henry VI, Act IV, Scene II. [4]

Early History of the Kadar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kadar research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1527, 1380, 1450, 1450, 1583, 1660, 1720 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Kadar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kadar Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Kadar include Cade, Cady, Cadye, Kadye, Caddy, Caddey, Kade, Kady and many more.

Early Notables of the Kadar family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir John Caddy of Buckland Brewer; and Jack Cade (d. 1450), English rebel from Kent who led an unsuccessful rebellion with an army of over 5,000 against King Henry VI, he had a bounty on his head of 1,000 marks and was killed attempting to flee. "He was an Irishman by birth, and is spoken of as a young man at the time of his rebellion; but nothing is known of his personal history till a year before that date. He was then living in the household of Sir Thomas Dacre in Sussex...
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Migration of the Kadar family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Kadar were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Ellen Cady who settled in Boston in 1850; William Caddy settled in Barbados in 1634; George Caddy settled in New York in 1841.

  1. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print on Facebook