The Cartmaale name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in or near the settlement of Cartmel
in the county of Lancashire
. Thus, Cartmaale is a habitation
surname which is derived from the name of a place. Like most English local
surnames, the name Cartmaale was originally preceded by a preposition such as de.
However, the preposition had usually been dropped from the name by the end of the 14th century.
Early Origins of the Cartmaale family
The surname Cartmaale was first found in Lancashire
, at Cartmel, a parish, in the union of Ulverston, hundred
of Lonsdale north of the Sands. "This place, which is supposed to have derived its name from the British words Kert, a camp, and mell, a fell, or small mountain, according to Camden was given to St. Cuthbert, in 677, by Egfrid, King of Northumbria, with all the Britons
inhabiting it. In 782, Ethelred, upon his restoration to the throne of that kingdom, allured from their sanctuary at York the sons of Alfwold, who had been advanced to the crown upon his expulsion, and put them to death at Cartmel. In 1188, William Mareschall, Earl of Pembroke, founded a priory for Regular canons of the order of St. Augustine, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, and endowed it with all his lands at 'Kertmell,' " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Now a village in Cumbria
, it has more recently become known as the "home of sticky toffee pudding."
Early History of the Cartmaale family
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Cartmaale Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cartmaale has undergone many spelling variations
, including Cartmill, Cartmills, Cartmell, Cartmells, Kertmell, Cartmele, Cartmail, Kartmill, Kartmell, Certmill, Cartnell and many more.
Early Notables of the Cartmaale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cartmaale family to Ireland
Some of the Cartmaale family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cartmaale family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cartmaale were among those contributors: the Cartmell family, who settled in Sangamon County, Illinois in 1730; Thomas Cartmill, who was naturalized in New York in 1831; Neal Carmel, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1841.