name Cathrall comes from when its first bearer worked as a cacherel
who was responsible for keeping order in the town or village.
Early Origins of the Cathrall family
The surname Cathrall was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cathrall family
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Cathrall Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Cathrall include Catcherell, Chaccherel, Kacherel, Cathrall, Cacherel and many more.
Early Notables of the Cathrall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cathrall family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cathrall or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.