The name Cathcatt was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Cathcatt to use this name no doubt 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 Cathcatt family
The surname Cathcatt 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 Cathcatt family
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Cathcatt Spelling Variations
Scribes in Medieval Scotland
spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations
exist in names of that era. Cathcatt has been spelled Cathcart, Cathert, Kethkert, Kethkart and others.
Early Notables of the Cathcatt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cathcatt family to Ireland
Some of the Cathcatt 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 Cathcatt family to the New World and Oceana
The number of Strathclyde Clan
families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence
allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. 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..