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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.

McCalden Early Origins



The surname McCalden was first found in Norfolk, where they were Lords of the Manor from the most ancient times.

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McCalden Spelling Variations


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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.

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McCalden Early History


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McCalden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCalden research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1379 are included under the topic Early McCalden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCalden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCalden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCalden 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



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).

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The McCalden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCalden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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