The ancestors of the name Cateby date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Cateby family lived in one of various settlements called Caeby
, Leicester, and the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Cateby family
The surname Cateby was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cateby family
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Cateby 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 Cateby 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 Cateby include: Cadby, Cadeby, Kaddeby, Cadebi, Cathebi, Caudby and many more.
Early Notables of the Cateby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cateby 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 Cateby 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..