The lineage of the name Catesbee begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Catesby,
in Northants, now Northamptonshire.
Early Origins of the Catesbee family
The surname Catesbee was first found in Northampton
at Asbhy St. Ledger's, a parish, in the union of Daventry, hundred
of Fawsley. "The church [of Asbhy St. Ledger's] is in the later English style; it contains a richly ornamented screen and rood-loft, and in the windows are some remains of ancient painted glass. Sir William Catesby, favourite of Richard III., and owner of the manor, was buried within the altar-rails, under a marble slab with a rich brass in fine preservation; and Robert Catesby, the conspirator, of the time of James I., resided here, where he had property." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Catesbee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catesbee research.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1371, 1450, 1485, 1484, 1478, 1449, 1453, 1459, 1573, 1605 and 1605 are included under the topic Early Catesbee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Catesbee Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Catesbee has undergone many spelling variations
, including Catesby, Catesbury, Cates and others.
Early Notables of the Catesbee family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: William Catesby, High Sheriff
in 1371; Sir William Catesby (1450-1485), English landowner and Member of Parliament for Northamptonshire in 1484, one of Richard III of England's principal councillors, he also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Speaker of the House... Another 112 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Catesbee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Catesbee family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Catesbee were among those contributors: John Catesby who settled in Virginia in 1623; Jane Catesby settled there in 1635; followed by Robert in 1654.