When William Cardwell was born in 1646, in Barton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Cardwell, was 26 and his mother, Ann Maidcallfe, was 11. He married Margaret Towers on 4 December 1670. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He was buried in Broughton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.
English and Scottish: in northern England, the West Midlands, and southwest Scotland, this surname is a variant of Caldwell . In southwestern England it is probably a variant of Cardall, a habitational name from Cardwell in Milton Abbot (Devon). See also Cardell .