name Shadewell comes from when the family resided in one of the various places called Chadwell in the counties of Essex
, and Wiltshire
. Places called Caldwell exist in Warwickshire
and the North Riding of Yorkshire
. There is also a Chardwell in Essex
and a Chardle Ditch in Cambridgeshire
as well as a plethora of similarly-named places throughout England
. The surname Shadewell is derived from the names of these settlements, which are ultimately derived from the Old English words ceald,
which means cold,
which means spring
or stream. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Shadewell family
The surname Shadewell was first found in Essex
at Chadwell, a parish, in the union of Orsett, hundred
of Barstable. "At the time of the Norman survey, the parish belonged principally to the Bishop of London, and some portions to Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, and others. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Domesday Book
of 1086 lists the place name was Celdeuuella. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Shadewell family
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Shadewell Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Shadewell has been recorded under many different variations, including Chadwell, Chadall, Shadwell, Chadwel and others.
Early Notables of the Shadewell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shadewell family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Shadewell or a variant listed above: Dan and his wife Anne settled in Virginia in 1651.