The name Cattermoul is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Cattermoul family
The surname Cattermoul was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cattermoul family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cattermoul 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 Cattermoul History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cattermoul Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cattermoul has been spelled many different ways, including Cattermole, Cakyrmoll, Catermoll, Cackamoule, Cackamole, Cattermoul, Catermoul, Catmull, Cattermoll and many more.
Early Notables of the Cattermoul family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cattermoul family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cattermouls to arrive in North America: 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.