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Noble surnames, such as Catherine, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Catherine, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Bourgoigne. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Catherine family originally derived their surname from the name of the town of Chatenay, in the province of Bourgoigne.

Catherine Early Origins



The surname Catherine was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been traced back to ancient times.

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Catherine Spelling Variations


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Catherine Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Chatenay, Chatenais, Chatenaie, Chateney, Chatnay, Chatnais, Chatnaie, Chatney, Chatenaies, Chatnaies, Chattenay, Chattenais, Chattenaie, Chatteney, Chatonay, du Chatenay, de Chatenay, du Chatenay, Chastenay, Chastenet and many more.

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Catherine Early History


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Catherine Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catherine research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1431, and 1580 are included under the topic Early Catherine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Catherine Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Catherine Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Catherine Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Catherine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Catherine, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724

Catherine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anne Catherine, aged 20, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847

Catherine Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Louis Catherine, aged 40, landed in Canada in 1643

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Catherine Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Catherine 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 6 April 2016 at 07:57.

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