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The name Cattell was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from Chetel, an Old Norse and Old English given name.

Cattell Early Origins



The surname Cattell was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Cattell Spelling Variations


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Cattell Spelling Variations



Cattell has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Cattell, Cattle, Catel, Cattall, Catell, Cattelle and many more.

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Cattell Early History


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Cattell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cattell research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1279, 1500, 1530, 1653, 1683 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Cattell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cattell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cattell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cattell 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cattell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • C. Cattell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Senator" in 1849

Cattell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Cattell landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Cattell landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Cattell, aged 38, a carpenter, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Mary Cattell, aged 35, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Harriett Cattell, aged 13, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cattell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cattell (post 1700)



  • William C. Cattell, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Gloucester County, 1906-08
  • Alexander Gilmore Cattell (1816-1894), American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Salem County, 1840; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1866-71
  • James McKeen Cattell (1860-1944), American psychologist, first professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Raymond B. Cattell (b. 1905), English psychologist
  • George Harold Cattell, Director-General of the National Farmers' Union in Britain
  • Alexander Gilmore Cattell, United States Senator from New Jersey

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Cattell Historic Events


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Cattell Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Roy Cattell, British Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Cattell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cattell 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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