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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Cartlitch come from when the family resided 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. [1] The name originated in Lancashire or East Cheshire. [2]

However, another source claims the name originated in "Cartledge in Holmesfield (Derbyshire)." [3]

Early Origins of the Cartlitch family

The surname Cartlitch was first found in Cheshire where Richard de Cartelache was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1290. Later, Richard de Cartlege was listed in Cheshire in 1435 and Thomas Cartlidge was found in Sheffield in 1641. [3]

Early History of the Cartlitch family

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Cartlitch Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cartlitch has been recorded under many different variations, including Cartlidge, Cartlitch, Cartlich, Cartlett and many more.

Early Notables of the Cartlitch family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cartlitch family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cartlitch or a variant listed above: Edmund Cartlidge who settled in Philadelphia in 1682; with his wife Mary; Joseph Cartledge settled in Philadelphia in 1840; along with Robert, Stephen, and William.

  1. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) on Facebook