Caulfield Family History
Caulfield Name Meaning
Scottish and Irish (Mayo and Galway): habitational name from Cauldfield near Langholm in Dumfriesshire named with Old English cald ‘cold’ + feld ‘open country’. This surname is also common in Ireland. Irish: Anglicized form of at least three Irish surnames: Mac Cathmhaoil (see Cowell ) an important family in East Tyrone (who also adopted Campbell ) Ó Gamhna (see Gaffney ) and Ó Gamhnáin (see Goonan ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press