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The Anglo-Saxon name Catton comes from the family having resided in Yorkshire.

Catton Early Origins



The surname Catton was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Catton Spelling Variations


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Catton Spelling Variations



Catton has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Caton, Catton, Cattan, Catten, Caten and others.

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Catton Early History


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Catton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catton research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1636 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Catton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Catton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Catton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Catton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Cattons to arrive on North American shores:

Catton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hanah Catton, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • John Catton settled in Virginia in 1654

Catton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Catton, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • John Catton, who landed in New York in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Catton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Catton (post 1700)



  • Charles Bruce Catton (1899-1978), American historian and journalist and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • George R. Catton, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1892
  • Eleanor Catton (b. 1985), Canadian-born, New Zealand author, winner of the the 2013 Man Booker Prize for her book The Luminaries

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cautes metuit fovean lupus
Motto Translation: The cautious wolf fears the snare.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Catton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Catton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2016 at 15:08.

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