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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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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.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2015 at 10:19.

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