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Cartin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Cartin has seen many modifications since the time in which it was first devised. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Artain, which means son of Art.

Early Origins of the Cartin family


The surname Cartin was first found in County Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Cartin family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cartin research.
Another 204 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1350 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Cartin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cartin Spelling Variations


The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best due to competing dialects and languages, and the general illiteracy of the population. Research into the name Cartin revealed many spelling variations, including MacCartan, MacCarten, MacCartain, Carton and others.

Early Notables of the Cartin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cartin family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cartin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Cartin, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"

The Cartin Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Buailim se
Motto Translation: I Strike him.


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