Cade Family History
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Cade Name Meaning
English: from a Middle English personal name, Cade, a survival of the Old English personal name or byname Cada, which is probably from a Germanic root meaning ‘lump’, ‘swelling’. English: metonymic occupational name for a cooper, from Middle English, Old French cade ‘cask’, ‘barrel’ (of Germanic origin, probably akin to the root mentioned in 1). English: nickname for a gentle or inoffensive person, from Middle English cade ‘domestic animal’, ‘pet’ (of unknown origin). French (Cadé): topographic name from cade ‘juniper’ (from Latin catanus).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press