The history of the McCalden family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Haldenby, a township, in the parish of Adlingfleet, union of Goole, Lower division of the wapentake
of Osgoldcross in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The township has remained very small over the years as by 1848, it had only 75 inhabitants.
Early Origins of the McCalden family
The surname McCalden was first found in Norfolk
, where they were Lords of the Manor from the most ancient times.
Early History of the McCalden family
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McCalden Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name McCalden include Haldenby, Haldanby, MacAldin, MacCaldin and others.
Early Notables of the McCalden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCalden family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name McCalden or a variant listed above: Samuel Haldenby, who moved to South Dakota (date unknown).