name Carmull comes from when the family resided in Catermole in Norfolk
, a place lost to modern maps. The name is first recorded in Suffolk
, just to the south of Norfolk, and probably appeared there first because local
surnames were often acquired by families after leaving the place they are named after. A surname like "de Catermole" would not serve to distinguish you from your neighbors in Catermole, but it may be appropriate if you had just arrived in a new town after leaving Catermole.
Early Origins of the Carmull family
The surname Carmull was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Carmull family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carmull research.Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1478, 1524, 1668, 1743, 1748, 1780, 1786, 1800, 1795, 1858, 1823, 1800 and 1868 are included under the topic Early Carmull History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carmull Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Carmull has been recorded under many different variations, including Cattermole, Cakyrmoll, Catermoll, Cackamoule, Cackamole, Cattermoul, Catermoul, Catmull, Cattermoll and many more.
Early Notables of the Carmull family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carmull family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Carmull or a variant listed above: Charles Cattermole, who settled in Mississippi in 1840; James Cattermole, who settled in Ontario in 1871; John Charles Anton Cattermole, who settled in San Francisco in 1877.