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Cathro Early Origins



The surname Cathro was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat in their territories of Strcathro. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts. Allegiances were important to Scottish middle age survival. Later they held a family seat at Perth when William Cathraw was a businessman in 1509.

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Cathro Spelling Variations


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Cathro Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cathro, Cathraw, Cathrope, Cathrow, Cathroe and many more.

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Cathro Early History


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Cathro Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cathro research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 174 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Cathro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cathro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cathro Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cathro 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:

Cathro Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Cathro, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Isabella Cathro, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • John Cathro, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • James Cathro, aged under 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Mary Cathro arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cathro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cathro (post 1700)



  • John J. Cathro (1842-1909), American Republican politician, Painter and decorator; Farmer; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Alpena District, 1895-96

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Cathro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cathro 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 20 October 2015 at 15:20.

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