The surname Kethcart was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons
. It was a name for someone who lived in the region of Cathcart near Glasgow, along the "Cart" river. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early Origins of the Kethcart family
The surname Kethcart 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.
Early History of the Kethcart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kethcart research.Another 300 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1447, 1546, 1513, 1178, 1200, 1230, 1296 and are included under the topic Early Kethcart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kethcart 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. Kethcart has been spelled Cathcart, Cathert, Kethkert, Kethkart and others.
Early Notables of the Kethcart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kethcart family to Ireland
Some of the Kethcart family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 212 words (15 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 Kethcart 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: 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..