The name Cattel is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from Chetel,
an Old Norse and Old English given name.
Early Origins of the Cattel family
The surname Cattel was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cattel family
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Cattel Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cattel has undergone many spelling variations
, including Cattell, Cattle, Catel, Cattall, Catell, Cattelle and many more.
Early Notables of the Cattel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cattel family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cattel were among those contributors:
Cattel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Peter, Cattel Jr., who landed in Georgia in 1741 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)