Early Origins of the Catey family
The surname Catey was first found in Yorkshire
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.
Early History of the Catey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catey research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1527, 1380, 1450 and 1,00 are included under the topic Early Catey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Catey Spelling Variations
Catey has been spelled many different ways. 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. Many variations of the name Catey have been found, including Cade, Cady, Cadye, Kadye, Caddy, Caddey, Kade, Kady and many more.
Early Notables of the Catey family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir John Caddy of Buckland Brewer; and Jack Cade (d. 1450), English rebel from Kent
who led an unsuccessful... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Catey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Catey family to the New World and Oceana
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 Cateys to arrive on North American shores: Ellen Cady who settled in Boston in 1850; William Caddy settled in Barbados in 1634; George Caddy settled in New York in 1841.