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Origins of the Cadell surname

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About the Cadells

We have a total number of 1109 records for people with the last name Cadell.

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Where do most Cadells live?

In 1921, most Cadells lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Cadells

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 688 records for the Cadell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Cadells most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Cadells.

What are the most common Cadell first names?

  • Thomas
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Cadells

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Cadells in 1921
Living On Own Means


Private Means




Scholar At Home


No Occupation


Common Male occupations for Cadells in 1921


Writer To The Signet


Agricultural Labourer




Book Seller


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