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  • Abigail Cady (1703 - 1782)
    Abigail Lee married Stephen Cady, son of Joseph Cady and Sarah Davis, on 20 Mar 1723 in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut. (Stephen Cady was born on 16 Jun 1701 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts and di...
  • Abigail Cady (1699 - 1785)
    GEDCOM Source ===@R-2139938935@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. This information comes from 1 or...
  • Abigail Cady (1699 - 1785)
  • Abijah Cady (1717 - 1785)
  • Alice Allen (1732 - 1764)
    GEDCOM Source ===MH:S44 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Operations, Inc. === GEDCOM Source ===MH:SC2568 0 === GEDCOM Source ===MH:S44 U.S., Find A Grave I...

About the Cady surname

Cady pronounced "Kai-dee" has as many as 60 possible sources, Allen in 1910 referred to Arthur’s “Dictionary of Family Surnames” that Cady was derived from the Gaelic first name Cad-ia (Meaning House of God), but he was not sure. The surname first appears in the hundred Rolls about 1100 and was found in the Census of 1841 in Suffolk, England. In America the name goes back to 1630 and remains with one family until after 1840. Starting with the Census of 1850, individuals from Ireland and Continental Europe begin arriving. Refer to the English Cady's (Cade) the Irish Cady's (Keady) and the European Cady's (Cada or Catta) The many English variations, of Cady, resulted from the 64 dialects spoken across England and the scribes who recorded the names reported it with different spellings (Cadee could be handwritten Cady). The Irish Cady's were from Central Ireland and likely the name was a Clan name (Cady as a first name means Pure). As far as the other's they likely Anglicized their surname. Some believe Cade (Kai-dee) referred to a domestic animal kept as a pet, but the french used the spelling to refer to a wine barrel and pronounced it Ca-id) both surnames are nick-names. Y-DNA supports the Cady's originated in Southern Sweden (Gotland) or Denmark and came to England either with the Angles tribe after 500, the Vikings after 890 or Normans after 1100.