Catharte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Among the the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Catharte were the Strathclyde- Britons. Catharte was a name for someone who lived in the region of Cathcart near Glasgow, along the "Cart" river. [1]

Early Origins of the Catharte family

The surname Catharte 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 Catharte family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catharte research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1447, 1546, 1513, 1178, 1200, 1230, 1296 and are included under the topic Early Catharte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Catharte Spelling Variations

Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Catharte has been spelled Cathcart, Cathert, Kethkert, Kethkart and others.

Early Notables of the Catharte family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Catharte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Catharte family to Ireland

Some of the Catharte family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 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 Catharte family

Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. 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..



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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