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.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pituitary adenoma — Classification and external resources ICD 10 D35.2 …   Wikipedia

  • Cushing's syndrome — Classification and external resources ICD 10 E24 ICD 9 255.0 …   Wikipedia

  • Quesnel, British Columbia — Infobox Settlement official name = Pagename other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = motto = In Situ imagesize = image caption = flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = city logo = citylogo size = mapsize = map… …   Wikipedia

  • GUS — or Gus may refer to one of the following.Gus is a masculine name, or diminutive for Augustine, Augustus, Angus or August, and other names (e.g., Ghassan, Gustav(e/o)).*Virgil Gus Grissom, Mercury/Gemini/Apollo astronaut, killed in 1967 in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Papaverine — Systematic (IUPAC) name …   Wikipedia

  • Neurofibroma — Classification and external resources Histopathologic image of cutaneous neurofibroma obtained by biopsy ICD 10 D36.1 (ILDS D36.160) …   Wikipedia

  • Portsmouth Council election, 2002 — Elections to Portsmouth Council were held on 2 May, 2002. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2000 increasing the number of seats by 3. The council stayed under no overall control.Election… …   Wikipedia

  • Portsmouth Council election, 2003 — Elections to Portsmouth Council were held on 1 May, 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 26.6%.After the election, the composition of the council was *Liberal… …   Wikipedia

  • That One Night — Infobox Film name=That One Night caption= director=Rick Alyea writer=Rick Alyea producer=Rick Alyea Ed Brando Zvonimir Duric starring=Benjamin Arthur Pual Anthony Crystal Lowe Sam Easton Amanda Crew Nathan Clark Lucie Guest Amy Couldwell Ben… …   Wikipedia

  • Depression (differential diagnoses) — Neuroimaging can be a valuable tool in the diagnostic work up of various psychiatric disorders including depression.[1] Depression, one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorders,[2][ …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.