Calladine name origin, the more academic version
1. One source being quoted to genealogists in North America seems to state that Calladine is a derivation of Carden, and this is a Norman French version of Cardon - or thistle, a byname used to describe a stubborn character. This gem was suggested by the American - Historical Research Centre.
this information has been published on the web now,
but now the name Calladine has been removed and suggested as a variation of the name Cardine. Also a crest is shown, Argent, on bend gules, three lions heads erased, or, with a wolf, statant sable, in the mouth an arrow paleways proper. Unfortunately, this is the heraldic device of William De Kawrdin, of Malplas in Cheshire, 1230- 40, a land owner whose line is directly associated with the Carden line. The School of arms obviously thought the name was related to the ‘thistle’ as they inserted two silver thistles on the arms.
2. the same source also suggests that Calladine is a variation of the Irish surname Carabine, which comes from County Mayo, and is itself a variation of Corribeen, a charriot?
3. The Name Origin Research (NOR) co of York, suggest that Calladine and its many variants stem from Carden in Cheshire. Carden is a more modern version of Carwordine and the name is Old English - Carr (rock) and worthign (enclosure).
The oldest record of the place name occurs in 1250 when it is recorded as Karwrdin, and this has changed to Carwardyn by 1320. The surname seems to date back, according to NOR, the late 16th century. and they record a few early Caladine/Calladine/Calldyne (17C) marriages in London. I think that NOR have very little access to records outside of London? they now offer this advice online as the Internet Surname Database.
4. Another source that provide history on fake vellum paper, with the initials ’LL’ states that also recognises that Calladine is an Old English place name, deriving from Carden in Cheshire. - Carr (rock) and woroign (enclosure). They too cite that the oldest record of Carden occurs in mid 13th Century when it is recorded as Kawrdin, and Cawardyn by the early 14th C. They also identify a Richard Carwardyn in Cheshire around 1302.
5. Basil Cottle of the Dept of English in the University of Bristol, wrote in 1985, that he research into the spelling of the place name Carden, resulted in the following data.
the earliest record of the place occurs in 1230, as Kauerthine
in 1300 it is described as Kawrdin and Caworthine.
in 1302 it is spelt as Carwardyn
from 1400 to 1775 it is spelt as Carwarden
however Caerdeie is used in 1462, and Cardien 1489.
Family names were fossilised before this date, so any individual leaving the village would have assumed the spelling of the village at the time he left, or a phonetic variation of it.
6. Arthur Carden has done a Genetic search with DNA, and linked up our Calladines with the Carden of Cheshire, and found that there was only a 15% chance of a common ancestor in the last 600 years, however, there is a much better link to the Cardens of County Mayo. there is a 69% chance here, and it could be higher, but the results are still being sorted out.
7. my own research has led me back to William Kanderdine c. 1548 - 1617. of Shardlow in Derbyshire.