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Where did the Irish Cathey family come from? What is the Irish Cathey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cathey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cathey family history?The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name Cathey originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Carthaigh, which is derived from the word "carthach," which means "loving."
Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Cathey revealed many variations, including MacCarthy, MacCarty, MacArty, MacArthy and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cathey research. Another 365 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1446, 1646, 1640, 1st , 1628, 1594, 1665, 1st , 1694 and 1st are included under the topic Early Cathey History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 177 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cathey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of Irish migration occurred during the 19th century as a direct result of English colonial rule and tight-fisted absentee landlords. Many of these Irish immigrants boarded passenger ships bound for North America. Those who migrated early enough were given land in either British North America or the United States; those who came in the late 19th century were typically employed in industrial centers as laborers. At whatever age they undertook the dangerous passage to North America, those Irish immigrants were essential to the speedy development of the two infant nations to which they arrived, whether they broke and settled land, helped build canals, bridges, and railroads, or produced products for consumer consumption. An examination of immigration and passenger lists has uncovered a large number of immigrants bearing the name Cathey or one of its variants:
Cathey Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Cathey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cathey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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