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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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 [2]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, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml

Catchpole Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Georgia Catchpole, aged 24, a cook, who 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)



  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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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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