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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.
The surname Cattell was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
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.
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
More information is included under the topic Early Cattell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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
- 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
- James Cattell, aged 8, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
- 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
- Mr. Roy Cattell, British Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
- George Harold Cattell, Director-General of the National Farmers' Union in Britain
- Alexander Gilmore Cattell, United States Senator from New Jersey
- 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.
- Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
- Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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.
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