name Cattermoll comes from the family having resided 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 Cattermoll family
The surname Cattermoll was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cattermoll family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cattermoll 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 Cattermoll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cattermoll Spelling Variations
Cattermoll has been spelled many different ways. 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. Spelling variants included: Cattermole, Cakyrmoll, Catermoll, Cackamoule, Cackamole, Cattermoul, Catermoul, Catmull, Cattermoll and many more.
Early Notables of the Cattermoll family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cattermoll family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cattermolls to arrive on North American shores: Charles Cattermole, who settled in Mississippi in 1840; James Cattermole, who settled in Ontario in 1871; John Charles Anton Cattermole, who settled in San Francisco in 1877.