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Cattsworthay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Cattsworthay is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of 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 Cattsworthay family


The surname Cattsworthay was first found in London 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.

Early History of the Cattsworthay family


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Cattsworthay Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cattsworthay has been spelled many different ways, including Chadworth, Chatworth, Chaworth, Shadworth and others.

Early Notables of the Cattsworthay family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Joan Chaworth (1430-1507), the heiress of Alfreton, married in 1458 to John Ormond; George Chaworth, 1st Viscount Chaworth of Armagh (c.1568-1639)...
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Migration of the Cattsworthay family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cattsworthays to arrive in North America: Thomas Chadworth who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Shadworth settled in New England in 1765.

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