An ancient Strathclyde-Briton family from the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name Cathard. They lived in the region of Cathcart near Glasgow, along the "Cart" river. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early Origins of the Cathard family
The surname Cathard was first found in Renfrewshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland
, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew
, East Renfrewshire
, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland.
Early History of the Cathard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cathard research.Another 300 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1447, 1546, 1513, 1178, 1200, 1230, 1296 and are included under the topic Early Cathard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cathard Spelling Variations
Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred
years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations
in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Cathard has been spelled Cathcart, Cathert, Kethkert, Kethkart and others.
Early Notables of the Cathard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cathard family to Ireland
Some of the Cathard family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 212 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cathard family to the New World and Oceana
For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: Robert Cathcart who settled in New England
in 1730; Alexander, Gabriel, James, John, Paul, Robert, Thomas, William Cathcart all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1840..