By any standards this is extremely rare surname, so rare that it does not appear at all in the latest London Directories (1992). Nor despite its continental appearance, is it recorded in the Church Registers of Germany, France or the Netherlands although "Cadre" as a development of "Cade" appears in Italy in the 17th century, and in France on December 26th 1867 when Jules Noel Cadre was christened at Luneville, Meurthe - et - Moselle, France. The word "Cade" in Ancient French means "a barrel", and would have described a maker of barrels. In England the term was "Cademan", and this was the usual form, although is now entirely found as "Cadman". It was normal practise for Huguenot and French Monarchist refugees to Anglicise their origin surnames either by straight forward translation ie. Blanc to White or to "sounds like" form which incorporates both the English and French but we are not able to offer conclusive evidence. It would seem that "Cadreman" was not recorded in England before the Napolenic War (1792 - 1815) or in France at all, it therefore has to be a variant form. A coat of Arms was granted to the "Le Cadre" family of Brittany Circa 1700, whilst Geoffrey Cademon, appears in the 1327 rolls of Derbyshire as a maker of barrels. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas Kade which was dated 1219, in the "Yorkshire Assize Rolls". during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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