The ancestors of the name McCaldin date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the McCaldin family lived 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 McCaldin family
The surname McCaldin was first found in Norfolk
, where they were Lords of the Manor from the most ancient times.
Early History of the McCaldin family
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McCaldin Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like McCaldin are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name McCaldin include: Haldenby, Haldanby, MacAldin, MacCaldin and others.
Early Notables of the McCaldin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCaldin family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name McCaldin or a variant listed above: Samuel Haldenby, who moved to South Dakota (date unknown).