Caithcarde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Among the all the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Caithcarde were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived in the region of Cathcart near Glasgow, along the "Cart" river. 
Early Origins of the Caithcarde family
The surname Caithcarde 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 Caithcarde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caithcarde 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 Caithcarde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Caithcarde Spelling Variations
The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Caithcarde has appeared as Cathcart, Cathert, Kethkert, Kethkart and others.
Early Notables of the Caithcarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caithcarde family to Ireland
Some of the Caithcarde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Caithcarde family
As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. 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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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.