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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. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    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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