The history of the name Catall begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from Chetel,
an Old Norse and Old English given name.
Early Origins of the Catall family
The surname Catall was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Catall family
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Catall 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. Catall has been recorded under many different variations, including Cattell, Cattle, Catel, Cattall, Catell, Cattelle and many more.
Early Notables of the Catall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Catall family to the New World and Oceana
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 Catall or a variant listed above: Thomas Cattle who arrived in Virginia in 1635.