The name Catcherell is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a cacherel
who was responsible for keeping order in the town or village.
Early Origins of the Catcherell family
The surname Catcherell was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Catcherell family
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Catcherell Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Catcherell 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. The variations of the name Catcherell include Catcherell, Chaccherel, Kacherel, Cathrall, Cacherel and many more.
Early Notables of the Catcherell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Catcherell 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 Catcherell or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.