The Caudills are one of America's largest and most historically interesting families. Originating in the South in the early 1700s, they have today spread out across nearly all fifty states, playing a vital role in the settling of America, from Appalachia to the Pacific Ocean. The author, 7th-generation Kentuckian Lochlainn Seabrook, a Caudill descendant himself, has penned a thoroughly captivating work, one that focuses on the etymology of the Caudill surname, the ethnology of the Caudills, and the genealogy of their ancestral line, dating back to 16th-Century Europe. Throughout its well researched 300-pages, one will find a treasure-trove of information, including a detailed discussion of the origins of the name and family, an extensive Caudill family tree, the Caudill family Coat of Arms, a list of Caudill researchers, useful Websites, and maps to Cawdor Castle in Scotland, with extra material on surname spelling variations and Caudill place-names. Foreword is by Delmerene Caudill of Letcher County, Kentucky. This is an important and unique book that everyone with an interest in the Caudills will be proud to have in their library. With its wealth of helpful research data on not only this intriguing European-American family, but on allied families as well, The Caudills is a "must-have" for all family members, friends, and researchers.
AMAZON REVIEW, FIVE STARS: "This is an excellent book!!! So many Caudill's out there, I can't believe that he hasn't sold thousands! [Publisher's note: It has!] Great reading as well as Caudill trees. More than I expected with lots of info. on other resources. Must have!!! Don't let this one pass you by. Thanks so much Lochlainn for taking the time to do all this work and then share it with others. Worth every penny. You have made a fan out of me!!!" - SHIRLEY FARMER. AMAZON REVIEW, FOUR STARS - "COULD NOT RECOMMEND IT MORE": "Immensely informative for my research of my ancestors. Could not recommend it more highly. Motivated me to go back to Scotland." - MELVIN CAUDILL. "A treasure of information about the Caudill family. Over a thousand genealogical connections of the Caudill family. Great for those who are doing genealogical research." - LARRY D. CAUDILL. AMAZON REVIEW, FOUR STARS: "Interesting book. Don't know a lot about my own family line. Cast light on some things I had read in other books. Enjoyable read." - PHYLLIS CAUDILL-JAMES. "Got the book and love it!" - DEBRA CAUDLE.