name Shadwel comes from the family having 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 Shadwel 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 Shadwel family
The surname Shadwel 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 Shadwel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shadwel research.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1614, 1640, 1644, 1642, 1692 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Shadwel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Shadwel Spelling Variations
Shadwel has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Chadwell, Chadall, Shadwell, Chadwel and others.
Early Notables of the Shadwel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Shadwel family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Shadwels to arrive on North American shores: Dan and his wife Anne settled in Virginia in 1651.