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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Catron surname lived in or near the settlement of Catterall, which is located between Preston and Garstang in the county of Lancashire. Some experts also suggest that the surname Catron may be derived from a pet form of the name Caterin; this is a form of the personal name Catharine which became popular following its importation in the 12th century.

Catron Early Origins



The surname Catron was first found in Lancashire 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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Catron Spelling Variations


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Catron Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Catron are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Catron include: Catterall, Caterell, Catterale, Catterell, Caterale, Cathrell, Catheral and many more.

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Catron Early History


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Catron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catron research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Catron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Catron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Catron Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Catron 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Catron or a variant listed above: John Catheral who settled in Virginia in 1774; Chris Catherey settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1878. Edward Cathrell who settled in Virginia in 1656 with his wife Mary. Alice Catterall settled in Virginia in 1698.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Catron (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Catron (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Thomas Benton II Catron (1888-1973), American Director of Personnel, 3rd Service Command (1944-1946)
  • John Catron (1786-1865), American jurist who served as a US Supreme Court justice from 1837 to 1865
  • Mike Catron (b. 1955), American former publisher of Apple Comics and co-founder of Fantagraphics
  • Thomas Benton Catron (1840-1921), American politician and lawyer who was influential in the establishment of the U.S. state of New Mexico
  • Thomas Benton Catron (1840-1921), American Republican politician, U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, 1872-78; Member New Mexico territorial council, 1884; U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1912-17
  • Randle Catron, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, 2003
  • John H. Catron, American politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 2nd District, 1912-15
  • Charles Christopher Catron (1879-1951), American politician, Justice of New Mexico State Supreme Court, 1929-31; Appointed 1929
  • Bayard Lacey Catron (1874-1944), American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 45th District, 1920-22

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    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Catron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Catron 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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