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The name Catlind is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes 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 Catlind is a metronymic type of surname, and is derived from the name of the original bearer's mother.

Catlind Early Origins



The surname Catlind was first found in Wiltshire. Some of the first records of the family were found her in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 that included early spelling of the name: Geoffrey Gatelin; and Johanna Gatelyn. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Richard Jordan Gatling (1818-1903) was the American inventor of his eponymous Gatling gun, considered to be the first successful machine gun that first saw service in 1862. Born on the family plantation in Como, Hertford County, North Carolina, he was a successful inventor by the age of 21 inventing the screw propeller for steamboats. His grandfather William James Gatling (1760-1822), was from Virginia.


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Catlind Spelling Variations


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Catlind Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Catlind has been spelled many different ways, including Catlin, Catling, Catlyn, Catlyne, Catlyng and others.

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Catlind Early History


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Catlind Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catlind research. Another 298 words (21 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 Catlind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Catlind Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Catlind Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Robert Catlin (died 1574), English jurist, Chief Justice of the Queenís 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 Catlind Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Catlind In Ireland


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Catlind In Ireland



Some of the Catlind family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Catlinds to arrive in North America: William Catline who settled in Barbados in 1679 with his wife and servants; James Catling, who settled in New England in 1769; Michael Catling, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1854.

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