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The Catchpole family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a medieval policeman, called a cacherel. The name comes from the weapon carried by the cacherel, called a catchpole, used to hold people around the head so as to subdue them. The cacherel was often colloquially referred to the weapon he carried.

Catchpole Early Origins



The surname Catchpole was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Catchpole Spelling Variations


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Catchpole Spelling Variations



Catchpole has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Catchpole, Catchpolle, Cageypole, Cachpole, Cachpool and many more.

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Catchpole Early History


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Catchpole Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catchpole research. Another 290 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1587 is included under the topic Early Catchpole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Catchpole Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Catchpole Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Catchpole Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Catchpoles to arrive on North American shores:

Catchpole Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Judith Catchpole, who arrived in Maryland in 1655

Catchpole Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Catchpole, English convict from Norfolk, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  • James Catchpole, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"

Catchpole Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Georgia Catchpole, aged 24, a cook, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Catchpole (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Catchpole (post 1700)



  • Judith Catchpole, American maidservant who was tried for witchcraft and infanticide in 1656 in Maryland but was aquitted of all charges by all-female jury
  • Robert A. Catchpole (b. 1865), American Republican politician, Meat merchant; Mayor of Geneva, New York, 1922-23; Member of New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1925-33
  • Judy Catchpole, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Wyoming, 2000
  • Fred Catchpole, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1924
  • Margaret Catchpole (1762-1819), British adventuress, chronicler and criminal sent to Australia, best known for her eyewitness accounts of the Hawkesbury River floods
  • Brent Catchpole, New Zealand politician
  • Ken Catchpole OAM (b. 1939), former Australian rugby union footballer

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Catchpole Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Catchpole Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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