Cathcard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Cathcard was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Cathcard family lived in the region of Cathcart near Glasgow, along the "Cart" river. [1]

Early Origins of the Cathcard family

The surname Cathcard 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 Cathcard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cathcard 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 Cathcard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cathcard Spelling Variations

Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Cathcard has appeared as Cathcart, Cathert, Kethkert, Kethkart and others.

Early Notables of the Cathcard family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Cathcard family to Ireland

Some of the Cathcard 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 Cathcard family

The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. 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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