De Caen

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This family came from Caen, capital of Basse Normandie


An unknown Mrs de Caen photographed in the 19th century by Ernest Baudoux

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Origin of Surname

The name signifies that the family originated at Caen, now the capital of Basse Normandie. The name of the city is thought to be of Roman origin, signifying 'field of battle', although other derivations have been suggested.

Early records

Richard de Caen appears in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550 but there is no reference to the family in the Extentes and Assize Rolls of the 13th and 14th centuries.

A line can be traced from Richard de Caen (1575- ) to the present day.

Although the family still exists in Normandy today, it is not very numerous. There is a record of a Rogero de Cadomo in 1173 and Henricus de Cadon in 1198. The name appears in its French spelling with Guillaume de Can in 1261 and Lucas de Caen in 1450.


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