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Cadiou family page

This is a Breton name which can be spelt in various ways, depending on which part of the region it is found in. It arrived in Jersey in the mid 19th century, and was initially found mainly in St Saviour and Trinity, before spreading to St Helier towards the end of the century.


Cadiou family

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Origins of surname

This name is found in various spellings through Brittany. It is derived from the Breton cad or cat, meaning 'combat'. It may also be a diminuitive of the personal name Cadec, which has the same derivation.

Early records

The first Jersey records were Trinity births in the 1850-60s, followed by a number of births in St Saviour as the family began to spread its roots around the island.


  • Cadiou
  • Cadiet
  • Cadieu
  • Cadieux

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Great War service

Sons of Yves Ernest and Elise Ann Drelaud

  • Arthur Edwin Cadiou (1896- ) (St H) Private, Hampshire Regiment
  • Ernest Henry Cadiou (St H), Private RJGB
  • Winter Peter Cadiou (St S), Gunner, Royal Field Artillery
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