Scadden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Scadden family take their name from the ancient village of Garscadden, now a suburb of Glasgow near Drumchapel.

Early Origins of the Scadden family

The surname Scadden was first found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat, some say before the 12th century. This ancient village of Garscadden is now a north western suburb of Glasgow near Drumchapel. The family name is from those ancient Clan lands to which the family gave their name.

Early History of the Scadden family

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Scadden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kiscadden, Kisscadden, Garscadden, Gearscadden, Kearscadden, Gerscadden, Kerscadden, Carscadden, Carescadden, Carcadden, Carcaden, Corscadden, Corscaddan, Kirskadden and many more.

Early Notables of the Scadden family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Scadden family to Ireland

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United States Scadden migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scadden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Scadden, (b. 1833), aged 60, Cornish miner travelling aboard the ship "Arizona" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 15th May 1893 en route to Michigan, USA [1]

Australia Scadden migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Scadden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Scadden, (b. 1812), aged 43, Cornish settler who immigrated to New South Wales, Australia aboard the ship "Norfolk" in 1837 convicted at Darlinghurst Gaol in 1855 [2]

New Zealand Scadden migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Scadden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Richard Scadden, aged 27, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863 [3]
  • Jane Scadden, aged 26, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863 [3]
  • Richard Scadden, aged 3, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863 [3]
  • Thomas Scadden, aged 1, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863 [3]
  • James Scadden, aged 1 month, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863 [3]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Scadden (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Lawrence Scadden, American scientist who has explored the field of human echolocation, the ability of humans to detect objects in their environment by sensing echoes, known for his 1970 book "Seeing with the skin," eponym of the Lawrence A. Scadden Outstanding Teacher Award of the Year for Students With Disabilities
  • Robert Scadden Vessey (1858-1929), American politician 7th Governor of South Dakota (1909-1913)
  • Robert Scadden Vessey (1858-1929), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 19th District, 1905-08; Governor of South Dakota, 1909-13 [4]


  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_ellis_island_1892_on.pdf
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_gaol_admissions.pdf
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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