Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Mrs Sandra Roberts
The Caddie one name study is reviewing all instances of Caddie as a surname around the world and if there are relationships between the various branches. It is also looking at the origins of the Caddie surname.
There are very few references to Caddie in surname research however Henry Harrison in 1912 (Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary) suggested:
Modern usage of the word caddie usually relates to three things, all of which align with Henry's suggestion in 1912:
However www.surnamedb.com provides three other sources:
There are rarely many Caddie references in census returns:
Data for Caddie has been found in England, Wales, Scotland, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa so far.
Searches of online directories in European countries has only revealed contacts for company Caddie.
The majority of the data I have has come from online searches - the number of mentions as at December 2012 was:
Ancestry - Census and Electoral Rolls 1083, BMD including Parish 776, Military 91, Immigration and Travel 114, Pictures 514, Stories 10, Maps 4, Schools and Directories 1809, Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills 8, Family Trees 542, Living Relatives 51.
Family Search - BMD 404, Census and Lists 180, Migration and Naturalisation 8, Military 3, Probate and Court 6.
Find my past - Census 165, Births 56, Deaths 33, Marriages 55
Another useful source of data has been telephone directories and Genes Reunited where contacts with a Caddie in their family trees have often provided the linking information.
There is no DNA study associated with this one name study.
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