The name Cartrett came to England
with the ancestors of the Cartrett family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Cartrett family lived in Normandy
, where they were the seigneurs of Carteret, near Barneville, in the arrondissement of Valognes. They lived there before the Norman Conquest
in the 11th century.
Early Origins of the Cartrett family
The surname Cartrett was first found in Normandy
, where this distinguished family held a family seat
in the arrondisement of Valognes from ancient times. Some of the family were found on Sark (or Serk) a small island about 6 miles from Guernsey. "In 1565, Queen Elizabeth granted it in fee-farm, by letters-patent under the great seal, to Hilary de Carteret, Esq., by the twentieth part of a knight's fee." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Cartrett family
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Cartrett Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Carteret, Cartrett, Carteraye, Cartaret and many more.
Early Notables of the Cartrett family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Philip Carteret (1584-1643), the first Governor of Jersey (1665-1673); Vice Admiral Sir George Carteret, 1st Baronet
(c.1610-1680), a Royalist statesman in Jersey and England; Sir Philip Carteret, 2nd... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cartrett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cartrett family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cartrett or a variant listed above: James Carteret, who came to Carolina in 1622; George Carteret, who settled in Canada in 1643; Peter Carteret, who arrived in Carolina sometime between 1650 and 1699.