The name Cartmayle is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in or near the settlement of Cartmel
in the county of Lancashire
. Thus, Cartmayle is a habitation
surname which is derived from the name of a place. Like most English local
surnames, the name Cartmayle 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 Cartmayle family
The surname Cartmayle 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 Cartmayle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cartmayle research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1300 and 1378 are included under the topic Early Cartmayle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cartmayle Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cartmayle has been spelled many different ways, including Cartmill, Cartmills, Cartmell, Cartmells, Kertmell, Cartmele, Cartmail, Kartmill, Kartmell, Certmill, Cartnell and many more.
Early Notables of the Cartmayle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cartmayle family to Ireland
Some of the Cartmayle 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 Cartmayle family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cartmayles to arrive in North America: 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.