The Catle family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from Chetel,
an Old Norse and Old English given name.
Early Origins of the Catle family
The surname Catle was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Catle family
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Catle Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Catle include Cattell, Cattle, Catel, Cattall, Catell, Cattelle and many more.
Early Notables of the Catle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Catle family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Catle were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Cattle who arrived in Virginia in 1635.