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The earliest origins of the name Catlin date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the Old French names Caterine and Cateline, which were forms of the personal name Catharine. These names were introduced into England in the 12th century and became very popular, especially in the variant forms Catelin and Cateline. Thus the surname Catlin is a metronymic type of surname, and is derived from the name of the original bearer's mother.

Catlin Early Origins



The surname Catlin was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat from very ancient times; some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Catlin Spelling Variations


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Catlin 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 Catlin include Catlin, Catling, Catlyn, Catlyne, Catlyng and others.

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Catlin Early History


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Catlin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catlin research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1574, 1559, 1574, 1520, 1556, 1545, 1583, 1662, 1625, 1640, 1644, 1634, 1702, 1679, 1685, 1689 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Catlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Catlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Catlin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Robert Catlin (died 1574), English jurist, Chief Justice of the Queen’s Bench (1559-1574). Richard Catlyn (by 1520-1556), of Norwich and Honingham, Norfolk and Serjeants' Inn, London, was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Norwich in 1545. Richard Catlin IV (1583-1662), also...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Catlin 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



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 Catlin or a variant listed above:

Catlin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Catlin, who landed in Hartford, Conn in 1640
  • Henry Catlin, who landed in Maryland in 1649
  • leane Catlin, who landed in Maryland in 1649
  • John Catlin, who arrived in Maryland in 1669

Catlin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. M. Catlin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Francisca Catlin, who arrived in New Spain in 1855
  • James Catlin, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1892

Catlin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alic Catlin, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1904
  • Charles Catlin, aged 23, who landed in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Charles Catlin, aged 24, who settled in America from Clapton, England, in 1909
  • Arthur Wilburn Catlin, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • Annie Catlin, aged 47, who landed in America from Hadleyh, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Catlin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E Catlin landed in Akaroa, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Catlin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Catlin (post 1700)



  • Mark Catlin Sr. (1882-1956), American football coach, politician, lawyer
  • Clyde Catlin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Chautauqua County 1st District, 1931
  • Charles W. Catlin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896, 1904
  • Benjamin Catlin, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Cornwall, 1832-33
  • Ashmon H. Catlin (1869-1955), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1911-14; Defeated, 1914, 1940
  • Amos P. Catlin, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 9th District, 1857-58
  • Albert G. Catlin, American politician, U.S. Consul in Charlottetown, 1858-61
  • Abijah Catlin (1805-1891), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Harwinton, 1837-39; Probate judge in Connecticut, 1841; Member of Connecticut State Senate 15th District, 1844;
  • A. B. Catlin, American Republican politician, Mayor of Fullerton, California, 1984-86, 1989-90, 1993-94
  • Felix J. Catlin, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1924; Socialist Labor Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1926
  • ... (Another 26 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. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Catlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Catlin 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.

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