The Cattermole name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Catermole in Norfolk
, a place lost to modern maps. The name is first recorded in Suffolk
, just to the south of Norfolk, and probably appeared there first because local
surnames were often acquired by families after leaving the place they are named after. A surname like "de Catermole" would not serve to distinguish you from your neighbors in Catermole, but it may be appropriate if you had just arrived in a new town after leaving Catermole.
Early Origins of the Cattermole family
The surname Cattermole was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cattermole family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cattermole research.Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1478, 1524, 1668, 1743, 1748, 1780, 1786, 1800, 1795, 1858, 1823, 1800 and 1868 are included under the topic Early Cattermole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cattermole 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 Cattermole has undergone many spelling variations
, including Cattermole, Cakyrmoll, Catermoll, Cackamoule, Cackamole, Cattermoul, Catermoul, Catmull, Cattermoll and many more.
Early Notables of the Cattermole family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cattermole 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 Cattermole were among those contributors:
Cattermole Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Cattermole, who settled in Mississippi in 1840
- Charles Cattermole, who arrived in Mississippi in 1840 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)
- John Charles Anton Cattermole, who settled in San Francisco in 1877
- Henry John Cattermole, who settled in Santa Clara Co., CA in 1888
Cattermole Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Cattermole, who settled in Ontario in 1871
Contemporary Notables of the name Cattermole (post 1700)
- Paul Gerald Cattermole (b. 1977), English musician
- Lee Cattermole (b. 1988), English professional footballer
- George Cattermole (1800-1868), English watercolours painter