Cathart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

A family of Strathclyde-Briton were the first to use the name Cathart. They lived in the region of Cathcart near Glasgow, along the "Cart" river. [1]

Early Origins of the Cathart family

The surname Cathart was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland.

Important Dates for the Cathart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cathart research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1447, 1546, 1513, 1178, 1200, 1230, 1296 and are included under the topic Early Cathart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cathart Spelling Variations

In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Cathart has appeared as Cathcart, Cathert, Kethkert, Kethkart and others.

Early Notables of the Cathart family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Cathart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cathart family to Ireland

Some of the Cathart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cathart family

The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them: Robert Cathcart who settled in New England in 1730; Alexander, Gabriel, James, John, Paul, Robert, Thomas, William Cathcart all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1840..

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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