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From: Bill Caddell <>
Subject: Greetings From New Listowner
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 23:44:45 -0500
Recently I was notified that many Lists did not currently have a
Listowner. I inquired about them including this list and, therefore, I
"adopted" several lists. CADDELL is my primary list, currently having
I welcome each of you to OUR List. I hope it will be a great list.
Most of you are probably familiar with other lists and how they work.
Generally, it is for genealogical purposes and not for "chit-chat" about
non-related topics. and ABOVE ALL, LETS HELP EACH OTHER OUT.
I guess I should introduce myself. I am B. F. "Bill" Caddell. I live in
North Central Texas. I've been retired since June 1994. Most of my
spare time has been devoted to genealogy. However, I really started
doing a one-name study of the CADDELL/CADDEL/CADELL/CALDER & variations
in spelling in 1960 while in College. I now have a database of over
20,000 names of only CADDELL & variations. I do not maintain data on
allied families, except to the extent where an individual marries a
CADDELL or other variant spelling of the name.
About 15 years ago, I started researching in Canada, Ireland, Wales,
England, France, Australia, New Zealand and of course SCOTLAND, where
the family lives and or has lived. During my research, I have made two
trips to Scotland, in 1991 and 1993.
Some of my early research in Scotland can be found at
"http://www.castles.org/Chatelaine/CALDER.HTM" the remainder is in my
computer and several backup disks and tapes which are protected.
Various spellings of the name have been found during the period: CADELLA
and CADELL (1000s and 1100s), CALDER (1236), KALEDOR (1295), KALEDOUER,
KAUDER, CALDOR (1345), CAUDOR (1400s), CADOW, CALDOUR, CUDOR, CALDOU,
CAULDER, CAWDOR, CALDELL, CATTELL, CADDELL and CODOL, and variations of
these spellings. Others included CADEL, CADELL, CADDEL, CADDLE, CADLE,
CADWELL, CAUDEL, CAUDELL, CAUDILL, CODEL, CODDEL, CODDELL, CODELL,
CUDAL, CUDEL, CUDELL, CUDDEL, CUDIL, CUDILL and CUDUL, and well as other
forms of spelling or misspelling of these. It also includes all the MCs
and MACs. I have a copy of a map of part of Nairnshire printed in the
1590s, which lists the names CADDELL, CALDALL and CALDEL. During my 1993
trip, I found an ancient map, dated during the 1600s, in a cartographic
shop in Edinburgh which listed CAWDOR as CADDELL Castle.
According to the historian, Cosmo Innes, CADDELL and variations of the
spelling are synonymous with the name CALDER. A surname thought to be
originally Welsh but has been found to be of French origin. According
to Martin Coventry in his "Castles of Scotland," the name CALDER was
adopted by the Thane of CAWDOR in 1236 AD.
In his "Scottish Nations", William Anderson identified "CALDER, an
ancient surname assumed from the lands of CALDER, now CAWDOR, in
Nairnshire, but derived originally," according to Anderson, "from
the French Knight Hugo deCADELLA, from which the name of CADELL
takes its rise." The Hall of Names International lists Caddell as
a ancient family in Banffshire, possibly even before the Norman
In 1058 AD Hugh de CADELLA gave valuable service to King Malcolm (III)
Canmore/Ceanmore III, in whose restoration he was very instrumental,
and was liberally awarded by the monarch, including being granted the
Nairnshire thaneship of CAWDOR. In 1060 AD HUGH was created Baron by
The name also occurred in Wales, Ireland and England at very early
dates. Wales was the the earliest, dating back to 477 AD where a young
man named CADELL (remember it was not until the 11th Century that the
people used surnames) was anointed King by St. Germanus, Bishop of
Auxerre (Gaul). The surname, however, was prominently used only in
Ireland, England and Scotland.
At this point, no connecting records have been found by me back to
France. However, I have found records: Antonio Cadella :b. 25 Sep
1942, Italy that came to New York City, USA 11 May 1991; Cadellano in
Spain in 1550; Cadella in 1620 through 1730 at Olot, Gerona, Spain; and
a place name CODOLA, Italy. One researcher of the variant CODOL
reported her family has lived in the same area in the south of France
for at least 150 years near the Italian border.
In the United States of America there exist dozens of forms of the name.
However, CADDELL, CADDEL, CAUDLE, CAUDILL and CADLE are the most common.
Apparently the earliest were in Maryland, Virginia and the Carolinas.
During the 1600s the names CADLE, CATTELL, CAWDLE, CAUDELL, CADELL, and
CADDELL appear in records. As early as 1635 CADDELL, CADELL and CADLE
were in Barbados (an island about 975 miles southeast of Cuba) in the
Atlantic Ocean. Also in the 1630s CAUDELL, CADELL, CADDLE and CADLE
were recorded in Maryland and Virginia. CADDEL, CADDELL and CADLE
were in North Carolina during the 1750s.
My ancestor, Andrew CADDEL (CADDLE), according to family tradition was
born during the 1730s at or near Edinburgh, Scotland, stowed away on a
ship to America during the 1740s and served seven years indentured
service for a Mr. HENDERSON. Andrew was first listed in 1751 witnessing
a deed in Spotsylvania County, VA. During the 1750s in North Carolina,
major settlement began. By 1754 Andrew was employed by Major Lea and
William Churton, surveyor in Orange County, NC. He continued that
employment until at least 1762. By that time he was a landowner in the
Richland Creek and Double Creek area of the Hyco River of Orange County
which by 1777 became Caswell County and in 1791 became Person County.
In about 1765, he married Jean HENDERSON, daughter of the plantation
owner to whom he was indentured. I have a copy of a deed, dated 1768,
signed by Andrew and Jean CADDEL. The family remained in the area until
about 1798 through 1801, when part moved to Rutherford County, NC and
the remainder moved to Pendleton District, SC. Most of the family was in
St. Clair County, AL by 1820. After the Civil War most of the family
changed the spelling of their name from CADDEL to CADDELL.
The only other large family group in North Carolina was founded by
James Banks CADDELL, who was a Soldier in 1751 from Craven County, NC.
By 1767 James was recorded on the original plat map in Cumberland
County, NC, which became Moore County in 1784. Part of the family moved
to South Carolina, part moved to Tennessee and Kentucky and part to
Alabama during the 1820s and 1830s, but many remained in the Moore
County, NC area.
Well, that enough from me, let's all get to the task of comparing notes
and matching up data for all our mutual benefit.
Listowner for: CADDELL, CADLE, CADWELL, CAUDLE, CALDER, CALDERWOOD,
CORDELL, KEADLE, BIRCHFIELD, BURCHFIELD, CALVIN Lists of Rootsweb
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