The name Catteryke is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a maker of carts, and wheels.
The name has its origins in the Old English word craet,
which means cart,
and the Old English word wyrtha,
which means wright
thereby denoting one who was the maker of carts or wagons.
Early Origins of the Catteryke family
The surname Catteryke was first found in Worcestershire
, some say well before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Catteryke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catteryke research.Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1755, 1634, 1676, 1659, 1634, 1689, 1686, 1602, 1658, 1686, 1635 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Catteryke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Catteryke Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Catteryke are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Catteryke include: Cartwright, Cartright, Cartwrite, Carthright, Kartwright, Kartright, Cartrite, Kartwrite, Chartwright, Cartrite, Catherick, Cartrait, Cartray, Ceterith, Cateray, Cautheret, Carterwright, Carterright, Carterrite, Chartright, Chartwright, Cardwright and many more.
Early Notables of the Catteryke family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include William Cartwright (1634-1676), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659; Thomas Cartwright (1634-1689), an English bishop and diarist, Bishop of Chester in 1686, supporter of James II; Christopher Cartwright (1602-1658), an English clergyman, Hebraist... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Catteryke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Catteryke family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Catteryke or a variant listed above: Bethia Cartwright who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; John Cartwright settled in Virginia in 1624; Matthew Cartwright settled in Maryland in 1700.