Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Catermole in Norfolk, a place lost to modern maps. The name is first recorded in Suffolk, just to the south of Norfolk, and probably appeared there first because local surnames were often acquired by families after leaving the place they are named after. A surname like "de Catermole" would not serve to distinguish you from your neighbors in Catermole, but it may be appropriate if you had just arrived in a new town after leaving Catermole.
Early Origins of the Cartmull family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cartmull family
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Cartmull Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Cartmull are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Cartmull include: Cattermole, Cakyrmoll, Catermoll, Cackamoule, Cackamole, Cattermoul, Catermoul, Catmull, Cattermoll and many more.
Early Notables of the Cartmull family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cartmull family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cartmull or a variant listed above: Charles Cattermole, who settled in Mississippi in 1840; James Cattermole, who settled in Ontario in 1871; John Charles Anton Cattermole, who settled in San Francisco in 1877.
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