Catherwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Catherwood family

The surname Catherwood was first found in Lanarkshire, Scotland, from the ancient lordship and manor of the same name. Some of the first records of the family include: Isabele de Calrewode of the county of Lanark who rendered homage to King Edward I in 1296 and John de Calderwode who witnessed an instrument of sasine in 1456. Two years later, Edward de Caldorwud had his pension of 20 marks and a croft of church land assigned to him at Cambuslang in 1458 and later still, Archibald Caldderwood was vicar of Cadder in 1509. [1]

Important Dates for the Catherwood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catherwood research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1575, 1650, 1678, 1566, 1575, 1650, 1660, 1733, 1687 and are included under the topic Early Catherwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Catherwood Spelling Variations

Although the name, Catherwood, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Calderwood, Caldderwood, Calderwoods, Cawderood, Caderwood, Cadderwood, Caldorwood, Calderwude, Calderwoud, Calderwode, Caldorwud and many more.

Early Notables of the Catherwood family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was David Calderwood (1575-1650), Scottish ecclesiastic, historian, and theological writer, born (as is believed) at Dalkeith, Midlothian, and educated at the college of...
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Migration of the Catherwood family to Ireland

Some of the Catherwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Catherwood migration to the United States

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Catherwood family name Catherwood, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Catherwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Rob Catherwood, who arrived in St Augustine, Fi in 1787 [2]
Catherwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Catherwood, who landed in America in 1810 [2]
  • Hugh Catherwood, who landed in America in 1811 [2]
  • J J Catherwood, aged 24, who landed in South Carolina in 1812 [2]
  • Thomas Catherwood, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [2]
  • William Catherwood, aged 37, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1820-1873 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Catherwood migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Catherwood Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Richard Catherwood, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Catherwood migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Catherwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Catherwood, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Hartley" in 1837 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Catherwood (post 1700)

  • John C. Catherwood, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1956, 1960 [4]

Historic Events for the Catherwood family

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. John Catherwood, American 2nd Class passenger from West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]
  • Mrs. Marian May Catherwood, American 2nd Class passenger from West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARTLEY 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Hartley.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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