Cadle

Cadle - what does Cadle surname mean?

This interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from any one of the places called `Caldwell` in North Yorkshire and Warwickshire, `Cauldwell` in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, and other places named with the same elements such as `Chadwell`, `Chardwell` and `Caudle Green`. The place in Yorkshire is recorded as `Caldeuuella` in the Domesday Book of 1086, and shares with all the other places mentioned the same meaning and derivation, which is `the cold spring, or stream`, from the Olde English pre 7th Century `cald, ceald`, cold, with `well, waell`, spring, stream or well. The surname is also found in Scotland, where it derives from `Caldwell` in Renfrewshire. There are a great many variants of the modern surname, ranging from Caldwell, Cau(l)dwell and Cawdell to Cadwell, Coldwell and Chadwell. John Caldwell and Margaret Matthews were married at St. George`s, Hanover Square, London, in 1581. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Adam de Caldwella, which was dated 1195, in the `Pipe Rolls of Derbyshire`, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as `The Lionheart`, 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to `develop` often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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