In ancient Anglo-SaxonEngland, 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 nameCatharine which became popular following its importation in the 12th century.
Early Origins of the Catron family
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.
Early History of the Catron family
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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.
Early Notables of the Catron family (pre 1700)
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Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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:
Catron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
W. W. Catron, aged 36, originally from Liverpool, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Majestic (1890)" from Liverpool & Queenstown 
Tom C. Catron, aged 5, arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Chester" from Southampton, England
Catron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Arthur Catron, aged 10, originally from Geneva, arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Kronprinz Wilhelm" from Southampton, England
John Catron, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Liverpool, England