Early Origins of the Kaday family
The surname Kaday was first found in Yorkshire
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.
Early History of the Kaday family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kaday research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1527, 1380, 1450 and 1,00 are included under the topic Early Kaday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kaday Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Kaday has been spelled many different ways, including Cade, Cady, Cadye, Kadye, Caddy, Caddey, Kade, Kady and many more.
Early Notables of the Kaday 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... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kaday Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kaday family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Kadays to arrive in North America: Ellen Cady who settled in Boston in 1850; William Caddy settled in Barbados in 1634; George Caddy settled in New York in 1841.