Kady History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
Early Origins of the Kady family
The surname Kady was first found in Yorkshire where the name is generally understood to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Cada.  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. 
The Pipe Rolls of 1189 list Eustace Cade as holding lands in Lincolnshire at that time.  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. 
Important Dates for the Kady family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kady 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 Kady History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kady Spelling Variations
Kady has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Cade, Cady, Cadye, Kadye, Caddy, Caddey, Kade, Kady and many more.
Early Notables of the Kady 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...
Another 181 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kady Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kady migration to the United States
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Kadys to arrive on North American shores:
Kady Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Maggie Kady, aged 19, originally from Ballonlough, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Queenstown, Ireland 
- Ellen Kady, aged 19, originally from Ballonlough, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Queenstown, Ireland 
Kady migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kady Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Alexander Kady, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ 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)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX23-LMQ : 6 December 2014), Maggie Kady, 27 Sep 1907; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX23-LM7 : 6 December 2014), Ellen Kady, 27 Sep 1907; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).