The ancestors of the Cattermull surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they 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 Cattermull family
The surname Cattermull was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cattermull family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cattermull 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 Cattermull History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cattermull Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cattermull include Cattermole, Cakyrmoll, Catermoll, Cackamoule, Cackamole, Cattermoul, Catermoul, Catmull, Cattermoll and many more.
Early Notables of the Cattermull family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cattermull family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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.