Calladine name origin
Calladine, Culludyne, Carradine or Callidine.
It seems we were of Irish stock, living in Iceland, or at least until the island was invaded by the Norsemen. Therefore, the clan that arrived in England, via Ireland to Cheshire in 10th Century. Name arrives from Irish spelling of Ring of Stone, or 'Carwick Wardine'
The small hill fort where they settled in Cheshire, modern Carden, is now a golf course that is undergoing excavation by the University of Liverpool. Some evidence suggests that family were into stone masonry during middle ages, not a good profession at time of war, so during the Plantanget times, we moved for safety into the Peak District and forest of Sherwood, like so many other families, and the legend of 'Robin Hood' may have originated here. Derbyshire families went into Mineral Mining, and Nottinghamshire families into stocking manufacture.
Finally, with the industrial revolution, the two clans swap territories somewhat, and move into coal and lace. Some Families went to Calais to set up mechanised Lace mills away from the Luddites in 1830.
Famous Calladines include the Mayor of Mansefield who has put our name on a few things, William, of Hucknall Tockard - inventor of the Shetland Shaw, and Norman Calladine (Canada) who during the war, managed to obtain the highest score in a single season for an American Ice Hockey player (Boston red socks). Oh and David Carradine, the actor, but his name is spelt wrong....
If you do an internet search you will soon discover three adorable Calladine kids who had themselves pictured by their Christmas tree in 2004, and posted it on the web, thus anybody now searching for Calladine trees will be sure to hit this site. Made me smile! The most hits are for Professor Christopher R. Calladine, of Cambridge University, who has to be acknowledged for his wonderful break from nuclear physics and mechanics to work out 'the Mechanics of the Game of Croquet'.
Searching on the gene side, you will hit William John Calladine, in Germany, who managed to publish his (roots web) tree, and get it into the top ten of any search with the string Calladine in it. If only my ancestors came from Shirland! Boy, I wish he had designed my web page, top ten every time. There is also a chance you will find the wonderful diary of Les Calladine, a mine rescue worker, that can be read on http://www.healeyhero.info/rescue/individual/les.htm and especially since so many of our own kin were working down the pits. He is the spitting image of Norm Calladine, the Ice Hockey player and both look like my dad - must be some link folks, there is also links to Jazz, soul funk singer Rachael Calladine - who unfortunately looks too cute to be from my side of the clan.
Infamous, My own Great Grandfather, William, who put his pick into (Radstock?) mine, and found the River Trent to be full that day, thus causing the first use of concrete since roman times, several tons of it, to stop the mine flooding (Calladines Hole)
There are a few not-so-famous Calladines' as well, we have had a couple of criminally mad relatives and their is another David Calladine ("Stigger") who is infamous for being a nazi musician, I can only guess what that may sound like.