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Cato Surname History



The ancestors of the Cato family lived among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Cato is a name for someone who lived in Norfolk, England; or the name may also be from Chetel, an Old Norse and Old English given name.


Early Origins of the Cato family


The surname Cato was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Cato family


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Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1403, 1597, and 1633 are included under the topic Early Cato History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cato Spelling Variations


Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Cato has been spelled Catto, Cattoch, Cattow, Kitto, Citto, Chatto, Chattoch, Chetto, Cato and many more.

Early Notables of the Cato family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cato family to the New World and Oceana


Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlantic. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Cato Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Cato, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1862 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anderson Cato, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1896

Cato Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carl Cato, aged 27, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Carlo Cato, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • Beatrice M Cato, aged 17, who emigrated to America, in 1913
  • Elizabeth Cato, aged 11, who settled in America from Kingston, Jamaica, in 1913
  • Ehan Cato, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1922

Cato Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Cato, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Cato, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Cato Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Emma Cato, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Cato Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Walter Cato, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • Martha Cato, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • Claudius Cato, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • William Cato, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Cato (post 1700)


  • John Keefe Cato (b. 1957), former American relief pitcher
  • Bob Cato (1923-1999), American graphic designer
  • Kelvin T. Cato (b. 1974), American former professional basketball player
  • Sue Cato, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 2000 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sterling G. Cato, American politician, Justice of Kansas Territorial Supreme Court, 1855-58 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • O. C. Cato, American Democrat politician, Custer County Sheriff; Member of Montana State House of Representatives; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1912 (Honorary Vice-President) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • L. L. Cato, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1860 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Giles Cato Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1936 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George C. Cato, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Port Natal, 1884 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Doreen Cato, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Washington, 1996 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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