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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)



More information is included under the topic Early Catts 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



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, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • 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 came to New Jersey in 1786

Catts Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William J. Catts, aged 55, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"

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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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Catts Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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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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