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The ancestry of the name Catloe dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Catlow, in the county of Lancashire. This place-name is traceable to the Old English terms hlaw, which means a low hill, and catt, which means cat.
The surname Catloe was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
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 Catloe have been found, including Catlow, Catlowe, Cathlow, Cathlowe, Cautlow, Catloe, Cattlow and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catloe research. Another 365 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1500, and 1642 are included under the topic Early Catloe History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Catloe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Catloe, or a variant listed above: T. Catlow who arrived in Philadelphia in 1875.
The Catloe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Catloe 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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