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In ancient Scotland, Cathcart was a Strathclyde-Briton name for someone who lived in the region of Cathcart near Glasgow, along the "Cart" river.

Cathcart Early Origins



The surname Cathcart was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Frił), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, 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.

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Cathcart Spelling Variations


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Cathcart Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Cathcart has been spelled Cathcart, Cathert, Kethkert, Kethkart and others.

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Cathcart Early History


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Cathcart Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cathcart research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1178, 1200, 1230 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Cathcart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cathcart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cathcart Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cathcart In Ireland


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Cathcart In Ireland



Some of the Cathcart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Cathcart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Cathcart who settled in New England in 1730

Cathcart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Cathcart, aged 47, landed in South Carolina in 1812
  • Gabriel Cathcart, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Alexander Cathcart, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Catherine Cathcart, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • William Cathcart, who arrived in Mississippi in 1819
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cathcart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cathcart (post 1700)



  • Richard Brook Cathcart (b. 1943), American geographer who specializes in macro-engineering
  • Daniel B. Cathcart (1906-1959), American two-time Academy Award nominated director
  • Isaac Cathcart (1845-1909), Irish-born, American businessman and Snohomish County, Washington pioneer
  • Charles William Cathcart (1809-1888), United States Representative and Senator from Indiana
  • Charles "Dick" Richard Cathcart (1924-1993), American Dixieland trumpet player
  • Hugh Cathcart, American politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1867
  • George W. Cathcart, American politician, Candidate in Democratic primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 5th District, 1961; Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1979
  • Freeda L. Cathcart, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Virginia State House of Delegates 17th District, 2011
  • David Cathcart, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Dayton, Ohio, 1831-43
  • Charles William Cathcart (1809-1888), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Indiana State House of Representatives, 1835, 1843; Member of Indiana State Senate, 1837-40; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1844
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Cathcart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cathcart Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 August 2016 at 13:26.

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