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Catlett is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from Chetel, an Old Norse and Old English given name.

Catlett Early Origins



The surname Catlett was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Catlett Spelling Variations


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Catlett Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Catlett have been found, including Cattell, Cattle, Catel, Cattall, Catell, Cattelle and many more.

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Catlett Early History


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Catlett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catlett research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1279, 1500, 1530, 1653, 1683 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Catlett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Catlett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Catlett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Catlett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Catlett, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Catlett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Catlett, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Nicholas Catlett, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

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Contemporary Notables of the name Catlett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Catlett (post 1700)



  • Mary Jo Catlett (b. 1938), American actress
  • Gale Catlett (b. 1940), American basketball player and longtime basketball coach
  • Walter Catlett (1889-1960), American actor
  • Sidney Catlett (1910-1951), American swinging jazz drummer
  • Elizabeth Catlett (b. 1915), African-American sculptor and printmaker
  • Leon B. Catlett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1960
  • J. R. Catlett, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1916
  • Hilary J. Catlett, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Morgan County, 1934
  • Gussie Catlett, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Oklahoma, 1939-40; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1952
  • Don V. Catlett, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Ciudad Trujillo, 1943
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Catlett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Catlett 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 12 December 2015 at 03:54.

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