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Cadzow: a short history

The Cadzow family is one of the most ancient names of Scotland and Europe. Cadzow comes from the Gaelic word 'Cadihou', a...

The first Cadzow record

The armorial insignia of the city of Glasgow contains the earliest reference to Cadzow that we have found so far. 

The coming of the Hamiltons

"What of the Cadzow family? Seven centuries separates them from their disastrous choice of the losing side."By Ian Hamilton, Q.C.Reprinted with permissions...

Surnames in Scotland

Clans | Tartans | Surnames To put the origins of the surname Cadzow in some context, it is helpful to understand how the...

The Origins of Tartan

Clans | Tartans | Surnames There are two main schools of thought on the origin of tartans. One view...

The Origins of Clans

Clans | Tartans | Surnames The modern word clan came from the Gaelic word for "children", more accurately translated as "family". The term clan became accepted...

Chatelherault

Chatelherault is the palacial hunting lodge originally built by the Hamiltons in the 17th century and restored in this century. Cadzow Castle...

Cadzow Castle

Cadzow Castle sits on top of a escarpment just outside Hamilton and down a path from Chatelherault.  

1000 years of Cadzows

From the old Barony of Cadzow, now included in the parish of Hamilton, Lanarkshire. Found in The Surnames of Scotland: Their origin, Meaning...

Finding the ‘lost’ village of Cadzow

(From the BBC (March 10, 2016) and Transport Scotland sources) Motorway construction workers have unearthed archaeological artifacts that experts believe may be from a lost medieval...
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