Cattle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Cattle comes from Chetel, an Old Norse and Old English given name.

Early Origins of the Cattle family

The surname Cattle was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Cattle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cattle research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1279, 1500, 1530, 1653, 1683 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Cattle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cattle Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cattle were recorded, including Cattell, Cattle, Catel, Cattall, Catell, Cattelle and many more.

Early Notables of the Cattle family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Cattle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Cattle migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cattle family emigrate to North America:

Cattle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Cattle who arrived in Virginia in 1635
Cattle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gertrude Cattle, aged 49, who landed in America from Lincoln, in 1904
  • Charlotte Cattle, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States from Somerset, in 1905
  • Blanche E. Cattle, who settled in America, in 1908
  • William F. Cattle, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Blackpool, England, in 1909
  • H. H. Cattle, who immigrated to America from Bootle, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cattle (post 1700) +

  • Howard Cattle (1904-1992), American politician, Mayor of Chino, California, 1956-59 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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