Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Cattswithay comes from when the family lived in London, where their name is derived from the place-name Chatworth, now lost. Before this, the name is derived from the Old English personal name Ceatta, with the suffix -worth, which means enclosure or farm. Combined, the name Chatworth meant "Ceatta's farm."
Early Origins of the Cattswithay family
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.
Early History of the Cattswithay family
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Cattswithay Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Cattswithay has appeared include Chadworth, Chatworth, Chaworth, Shadworth and others.
Early Notables of the Cattswithay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cattswithay family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cattswithay arrived in North America very early: Thomas Chadworth who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Shadworth settled in New England in 1765.
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