Caithceard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The first people to use the name Caithceard were a family of Strathclyde- Britons who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived in the region of Cathcart near Glasgow, along the "Cart" river. [1]

Early Origins of the Caithceard family

The surname Caithceard 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 Caithceard family

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

Caithceard 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. Caithceard has appeared as Cathcart, Cathert, Kethkert, Kethkart and others.

Early Notables of the Caithceard family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Caithceard family to Ireland

Some of the Caithceard 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 Caithceard 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..



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


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