The Shadwall name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived 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 Shadwall 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 Shadwall family
The surname Shadwall 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 Shadwall family
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Shadwall Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Shadwall has undergone many spelling variations
, including Chadwell, Chadall, Shadwell, Chadwel and others.
Early Notables of the Shadwall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shadwall family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Shadwall were among those contributors: Dan and his wife Anne settled in Virginia in 1651.