Last name origins & meanings:
- 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).
(Cadé): topographic name from cade ‘juniper’ (from
- Bearers of the name Caddé, from Amiens, were documented in
Quebec city by 1670.
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