Cathcerd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Cathcerd was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Cathcerd to use this name no doubt lived in the region of Cathcart near Glasgow, along the "Cart" river. [1]

Early Origins of the Cathcerd family

The surname Cathcerd 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 Cathcerd family

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

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

Early Notables of the Cathcerd family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Cathcerd family to Ireland

Some of the Cathcerd 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 Cathcerd family

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..

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Citations

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