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Cartghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The many generations and branches of the Cartghan family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a person who builds carts. Another alternative origin of this surname is guard which is derived from the Old English word Caretarius or Carda.

Early Origins of the Cartghan family


The surname Cartghan was first found in Winchester, where the Cartghan family held a family seat from ancient times. The name first appeared on the tax records of the Middle Ages dating back to the years immediately after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Early History of the Cartghan family


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Cartghan Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cartghan were recorded, including Carter, Carters and others.

Early Notables of the Cartghan family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: William Carter of Eccleshall Castle; Sir John Carter (ca.1619-1676), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1654 and 1660; The Rev. Thomas Carter (1608-1684), a...
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Migration of the Cartghan family to Ireland


Some of the Cartghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cartghan family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cartghan family emigrate to North America: Ambrose Carter, who settled in Virginia in 1663; Thomas Carter and his wife Frances, who came to Philadelphia in 1685 with their children Thomas, Henry, Ann, and John, Chris Carter, who immigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1705.

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