The origins of the Cartlidge name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Cartlidge was originally derived from a family having lived near a pond or bog in rocky land
having derived from the Old Norman word kartr,
which means rocky land,
and suffix -lake,
for pond or bog. The suffix -lake
is often rendered as -ledge in compound names. The surname meant dweller by the rocky pond.
The name originated in Lancashire
or East Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Cartlidge family
The surname Cartlidge was first found in Nottingham
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cartlidge family
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Cartlidge Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cartlidge include Cartlidge, Cartlitch, Cartlich, Cartlett and many more.
Early Notables of the Cartlidge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cartlidge family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Cartlidge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edmund Cartlidge who settled in Philadelphia in 1682 with his wife Mary
Cartlidge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Stephen Cartlidge, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1905
- Thomas Cartlidge, aged 46, who settled in America from Leek, England, in 1906
- James A. Cartlidge, aged 37, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
- James Cartlidge, aged 45, who emigrated to America from Hanley, England, in 1909
- Rowland E. Cartlidge, aged 22, who landed in America from Hanley, England, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Cartlidge (post 1700)
- William P. Cartlidge (b. 1942), English Emmy nominated film producer, best known for his work the James Bond films: The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker and You Only Live Twice
- Arthur Cartlidge (1880-1940), English footballer
- Katrin Cartlidge (1961-2002), English actress, eponym of the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation, formed by her trustees