About William de Candela, Lord of Anstruther
William de Candela died circa 1153.He gained the title of Lord of Anstruther [feudal baron] in 1100
√ Burke's Peerage - page 112 Volume 1 107th edition
- William de Candela; feudal Ld (territorial baron) of Anstruther 1100 (at that time nobles customarily took surnames from their lands; one of the few to do otherwise was the above, who already had a noble name and was one of the leading territorial barons in Fife); d c 1153 ...
Origin: Research points to the Normans in Italy. It is known that William I of England sought assistance from William, Count of Candela, who sent his son. It is likely that this son was William de Candela, who received the grant of land from Alexander. http://www.scotweb.co.uk/info/anstruther/