About the study

I started the one-name study after researching my family history and discovering that my husband’s pedigree was revealing patterns about the Caldicott surname and where the surname originated. I began the study at the start of 2017 so it is in its infancy but I am excited to learn more and go far and wide.

The objective of a one-name study is not just the collection of data; collection is a means to an end. A one-name study aims to research the genealogy and family history of all persons with a given surname (and its variants). As part of this, it attempts to ascertain such things as –

  • The origin of the name or early references
  • The name’s meaning: is it patronymic, topographical, toponymic, occupational, etc? Or a mix of these? (See Surnames for more information on this.)
  • Relative frequency
  • Distribution in geography and time
  • Patterns of immigration and emigration
  • Name variants and “deviants” (see Variants and deviants)

Variant names

So far I am including the following variants in my study, although I will continue to add to this list as I progress. I strongly suspect that there will be many more as the name can be spelt in many different ways.





Name origin

The name Caldicott means “dweller of cold huts” and dates back to Anglo Saxon times. The first appearances of the name are found in Peterborough and Worcestershire. The name appears in the Doomsday Book in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

My own interests have been with the my husband’s pedigree which were based in Gloucestershire in the village of Tredington in the 1700s.

Historical occurrences of the name

One notable Caldicott was William Caldicott who, along with his large family were amongst the first settlers in 1843 in Epson, Auckland, New Zealand in during the Great Migration.

Other notable people are –

Alfred James Caldicott b1842 -1897 – Famous Composer

Reverend John William Caldicott – Renowned Head Master of Bristol Grammar School

Alfred Jolly Caldicott – A Pioneer in More Ways Than One!

William Hargrave Caldicott – 1885 – 1956 – Successful Gainsborough Publisher and Chairman of Gainsborough Trinity FC


The Caldicott One-Name Study

This website contains all my research for my One-Name Study based around the surname Caldicott and all of its variants. There are genealogies, biographies, obituaries and interesting histories and trends surrounding the surname. My study is registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies. I would welcome your comments, contributions, family stories or documents or photos which may be useful to the research. Thanks for visiting.

Join our Facebook group to meet other Caldicotts and bearers of variations of the surname –

A group for anyone worldwide with an interest in the surname CALDICOTT and its variants CALDECOTT, COLDICOTT, CALDICUTT and others.

This group is for anyone who is a Caldicott, has been a Caldicott or is interested in the surname and its history.

Share your family stories, family tree information and family history research to contribute to the one-name study for the Caldicott surname and help us all to know more about the Caldicott surname and our Caldicott ancestors.

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It’s great to see photos of our ancestors as it helps to bring them to life! If you have any photos of any ancestors bearing the Caldicott surname or variations then please consider sharing them with me for this study. Send any copies of photos of individuals, gravestones, certificates or anything else by email.

Do you have any information about Caldicotts, the surname or any of its variations you can share?

Please get in touch with me.

Email Melanie Caldicott with your stories, family tree information or any questions.