It was among those Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Catling was formed. The name was derived from the Old French names Caterine
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
Thus the surname Catling is a metronymic
type of surname, and is derived from the name of the original bearer's mother.
Early Origins of the Catling family
The surname Catling 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. 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.
Early History of the Catling family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catling 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 Catling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Catling 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 Catling include Catlin, Catling, Catlyn, Catlyne, Catlyng and others.
Early Notables of the Catling family (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 Catling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Catling family to Ireland
Some of the Catling 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.
Migration of the Catling 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 Catling were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Catling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James Catling, who settled in New England in 1769
Catling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Michael Catling, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1854
- Percy Catling, aged 15, who landed in America, in 1893
- Wm. Catling, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
Catling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Elizabeth Catling, aged 29, who landed in America from London, in 1905
- Alice Catling, aged 31, who landed in America from Beccles, England, in 1908
- Leonard T Catling, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
- Bernard Catling, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Ware, England, in 1913
- Walter Catling, aged 39, who emigrated to America, in 1918
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Contemporary Notables of the name Catling (post 1700)
- Sir Richard Charles Catling (1912-2005), British police officer who rose to the rank of Commissioner of Police in Kenya
- Patrick Skene Catling, British children's book author and book reviewer
Historic Events for the Catling family
- Mr. George C Catling, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html