The saga of the Cattanach family name begins among the people of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Cattanach name is derived from the Gaelic Cattanaich which means belonging to the Chattan or the Clan of the Cat. In Gaelic, the surname is known as Catan, but through Anglicization, the name becomes Cattanach and others.
The surname Cattanach was first found in Inverness, 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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Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Cattanach has appeared Cattanach, Cattenach, Cattenoch, Catan, Catanoch and others.
Early Notables of the Cattanach family (pre 1700)
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John Leckie Cattanach (1863-1926), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played in 1884 for the Providence Grays and the St. Louis Maroons
Dr. John Cattanach (1885-1915), Scottish shinty player for Newtonmore in the 1900s, the only shinty player inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame
Brigadier Helen Cattanach CB, RRC (1920-1994), Scottish Matron in Chief of army Nursing Services, awarded the Royal Red Cross Medal, 1963, Officer of the Venerable Order of Saint John, 1971, Colonel Commandant QARANC in 1978
George James Cattanach (1878-1954), Canadian gold medalist lacrosse player who competed at the 1904 Summer Olympics
Robert "Robbie" Cattanach (b. 1984), Australian footballer who plays for Canberra Olympic