Caithcearde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the name Caithcearde are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Caithcearde was originally found in the region of Cathcart near Glasgow, along the "Cart" river. [1]

Early Origins of the Caithcearde family

The surname Caithcearde 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 Caithcearde family

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

Caithcearde Spelling Variations

In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Caithcearde has appeared as Cathcart, Cathert, Kethkert, Kethkart and others.

Early Notables of the Caithcearde family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Caithcearde family to Ireland

Some of the Caithcearde 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 Caithcearde family

The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. 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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