The ancient roots of the Catherall family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Catherall comes from when the family lived in or near the settlement of Catterall,
which is located between Preston and Garstang in the county of Lancashire
. Some experts also suggest that the surname Catherall may be derived from a pet form of the name Caterin;
this is a form of the personal name Catharine
which became popular following its importation in the 12th century.
Early Origins of the Catherall family
The surname Catherall was first found in Lancashire
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.
Early History of the Catherall family
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Catherall Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Catherall has appeared include Catterall, Caterell, Catterale, Catterell, Caterale, Cathrell, Catheral and many more.
Early Notables of the Catherall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Catherall family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Catherall arrived in North America very early:
Catherall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Catherall, aged 29, who arrived in Maryland in 1812 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Catherall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Catherall, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
- Edward Catherall, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.