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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Cattwork is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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."

Cattwork Early Origins



The surname Cattwork 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.

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Cattwork Spelling Variations


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Cattwork 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. Cattwork has been spelled many different ways, including Chadworth, Chatworth, Chaworth, Shadworth and others.

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Cattwork Early History


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Cattwork Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cattwork research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1349, 1401, 1430, 1507, 1458, 1st , 1568, 1639, 1621, 1622, 1605, 1644, 1635 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Cattwork History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cattwork Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cattwork Early Notables (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)...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cattwork 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



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 Cattworks 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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