The ancestry of the name Catebey dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in one of various settlements called Caeby
, Leicester, and the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Catebey family
The surname Catebey was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Catebey family
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Catebey Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Catebey have been found, including Cadby, Cadeby, Kaddeby, Cadebi, Cathebi, Caudby and many more.
Early Notables of the Catebey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Catebey family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Catebey, or a variant listed above: Thos. Cadby, who came to Virginia in 1638; Tho Cadby, who came to Virginia in 1638; and Stephen Cadby, who settled in Indiana sometime between 1840 and 1843..