Cady Family History
Cady Name Meaning
English (Suffolk): variant of Caddy . Breton and French: probably a variant or an altered form of Breton Cadic a derivative of kad cad (Old Breton cat) ‘battle’ applied as a nickname for a warrior. The surname Cady is found mainly in Maine-et-Loire which borders Brittany; in Brittany itself and elsewhere in France it is rare. Perhaps also an Americanized form of German Gäde (see Gade ) Göde (see Goede ) or Köthe all from the medieval personal name Godo.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press