Cathceard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

In ancient Scotland, Cathceard was a Strathclyde-Briton name for someone who lived in the region of Cathcart near Glasgow, along the "Cart" river. [1]

Early Origins of the Cathceard family

The surname Cathceard 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.

Important Dates for the Cathceard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cathceard 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 Cathceard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cathceard 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. Cathceard has been spelled Cathcart, Cathert, Kethkert, Kethkart and others.

Early Notables of the Cathceard family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Cathceard family to Ireland

Some of the Cathceard 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 Cathceard family

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: 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..

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Citations

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