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Catell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Catell surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from Chetel, an Old Norse and Old English given name.

Early Origins of the Catell family


The surname Catell was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Catell family


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Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1279, 1500, 1530, 1653, 1683 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Catell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Catell 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 Catell 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 Catell include: Cattell, Cattle, Catel, Cattall, Catell, Cattelle and many more.

Early Notables of the Catell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Catell 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 Catell or a variant listed above: Thomas Cattle who arrived in Virginia in 1635.

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