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Catts Early Origins



The surname Catts was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Catts Spelling Variations


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Catts Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cat, Cate, Catt, C atte, Cats, Cates, Catts, Caat, Caats, van Cat and many more.

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Catts Early History


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Catts Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Catts research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1762 is included under the topic Early Catts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Catts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Catts Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Catts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Catts, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Catts, aged 23, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Susanna Catts, who arrived in Virginia in 1662

Catts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Catts, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Cathrine Catts, who setted in New Jersey in 1786

Catts Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William J. Catts, aged 55, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 26th August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Magdalena 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/magdalena1853.shtml

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Contemporary Notables of the name Catts (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Catts (post 1700)



  • Sidney Johnston Catts Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1936, 1940
  • Sidney Johnston Catts (1863-1936), American Democrat politician, Governor of Florida, 1917-21
  • John Catts, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Dover, Delaware, 1829-35
  • George E. Catts, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1908, 1916, 1920, 1928

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Friday 26th August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Magdalena 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/magdalena1853.shtml

Other References

  1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
  5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Catts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Catts 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 16 March 2010 at 07:02.

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