Catherine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Catherine family

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.

Important Dates for the Catherine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catherine research. Another 167 words (12 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Catherine family (pre 1700)

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Catherine migration to the United States

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 [1]
Catherine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anne Catherine, aged 20, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]

Catherine migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Catherine Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Louis Catherine, aged 40, who landed in Canada in 1643

Contemporary Notables of the name Catherine (post 1700)

  • Ms. Judith Catherine Reynolds B.E.M.,, British Project Director for Social Enterprise was appointed the British Empire Medal on 8th June 2018, for services to Higher Education
  • Miss Mary Catherine Brennan B.E.M.,, British recipient of the British Empire Medal on 8th June 2018, for services to the community in Cross Green, Leeds [2]
  • Mrs. Mary Catherine Brown O.B.E.,, British recipient of Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to charity [2]
  • Prof. Melinda Catherine Mills M.B.E.,, British Nuffield Professor of Sociology and Head of Department for University of Oxford, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to the Social Sciences [3]
  • Ms. Aphroditi Catherine Hutchinson M.B.E.,, British Chair for Netball Scotland, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, For services to Netball [3]
  • Ashley Catherine Ausburn, American child actress
  • Lyra Catherine McKee (1990-2019), Northern Irish journalist who was fatally shot during rioting in the Creggan area of Derry
  • Mrs. Anne Catherine Kay O.B.E.,, née Moises, Scottish Chief Information Officer for Directorate for Digital in the Scottish Government, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Digital Development [4]
  • Ms. Joanna Catherine Hunter O.B.E.,, British Honorary Treasurer and Co-Founder of Smart Works, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Disadvantaged Women through Employment Skills Training [4]
  • Mrs. Julia Catherine Donaldson C.B.E., M.B.E., (b. 1948), born in London, England, English writer, playwrite and performer, best known for The Gruffalo, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Literature by her Majesty The Queen [4]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 31 October 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  3. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
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