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When the ancestors of the Cartland family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Alwington, Devon. The name is taken from the town of Cartland in this area.

Cartland Early Origins



The surname Cartland was first found in Devon where they held a family seat at Alwington in that shire. Alwington or Alphington, or Alfintone was held at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 by Duke William of Normandy by Earl Harold as chief tenant, it being a part of Exeter. Conjecturally, the Cartland surname is descended from this Baron. It was customary for the sons of Barons, under tenants, to adopt the name of their holding so as to distinguish father and son.

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Cartland Spelling Variations


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Cartland Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Cartland has been recorded under many different variations, including Cartland, Cartlan, Cartlane, Chartland, Chartlane, Chartlan, Chartlin, Cartlin, Cartle and many more.

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Cartland Early History


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Cartland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cartland research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the year 1898 is included under the topic Early Cartland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cartland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cartland Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Cartlands were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Cartland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nathaniel Cartland and Philip Cartland both of whom were recorded as having arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1638

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cartland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cartland (post 1700)



  • Moses Austin Cartland (1805-1863), American Quaker abolitionist and editor
  • Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland DBE, CStJ (1901-2000), English prolific author of at least 723 novels, she holds the Guinness Record for the most novels published in one year
  • Michael David Cartland, British Secretary for Financial Services for Hong Kong (1993-1995)
  • Sir George Barrington Cartland CMG (1912-2008), British deputy-governor of Uganda and later the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania
  • John Ronald Hamilton Cartland (1907-1940), British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Birmingham King's Norton (1935-1940) who was killed in action
  • Barbara Cartland, author and novelist who has written 582 books

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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: Loyal devoir
Motto Translation: Loyal duty.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cartland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cartland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 February 2016 at 13:44.

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