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Cawthorne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Cawthorne belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in Cawthorn, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, or in Cawthorne, in the West Riding. While the names are superficially similar,their origins are different. The village of Cawthorn was rendered as Caluetun in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and is derived from the Old English terms calf and tun, which means calf and enclosure, respectively. It meant the farm where calves are raised. The village of Cawthorne's name appeared as Caltorne in the Domesday Book. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English terms cald and thorne, which mean cold and thorn tree, respectively. It meant exposed thorn tree, and probably indicated a location marked by a solitary thorn tree.

Early Origins of the Cawthorne family


The surname Cawthorne was first found in Yorkshire, where the Cawthorne family held a family seat from ancient times. The first known bearer of the name was William de Calthorn, who was recorded in the 1175 in Yorkshire. The spelling of the name seems to indicate that this branch of the family originated in the West Riding village of Cawthorne, documented in the Domesday Book as "Caltorne." Over in Lancashire, Nether Wyersdale was an ancient family seat. "The ancestors of the late John Fenton Cawthorne, Esq., M. P. for Lancaster, are said to have held a portion of Wyersdale for six or seven hundred years; and George III. once contemplated the revival of the barony of Wyersdale in the person of Mr. Cawthorne, whom he intended to create lord Wyersdale. Wyreside, an elegant mansion, has long been the residence of the Cawthorne family." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
In nearby Over Wyersdale, a close branch of the family was found. "William Cawthorne, in 1683, gave a school-house, with a messuage, some land, and a rent-charge of £15, for which 30 boys are instructed; and another school has an allowance of £20 per annum from the Society of Friends." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Cawthorne family


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Cawthorne Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cawthorne include Cawthorn, Cawthorne, Cauthorn, Cauthorne, Cawtharne, Cothern, Cothern, Cawthern and many more.

Early Notables of the Cawthorne family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cawthorne family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cawthorne were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Cawthorne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Cawthorne, who arrived in Virginia in 1681 [3]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)
  • Richard Cawthorne, who settled in Virginia in 1681

Cawthorne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Cawthorne, a convict who arrived in Maryland in 1720

Cawthorne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Hy. Cawthorne, aged 20, originally from Manchester, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Royal George" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZV-147 : 6 December 2014), Ernest Hy. Cawthorne, 21 Jun 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Royal George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Henry Cawthorne, aged 61, originally from Sheffield, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D3-QJ3 : 6 December 2014), Henry Cawthorne, 22 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Martha Cawthorne, aged 61, originally from Sheffield, England, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D3-QJQ : 6 December 2014), Martha Cawthorne, 22 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Alfred Ernest Cawthorne, aged 23, who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1920 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6F4-Q3G : 6 December 2014), Alfred Ernest Cawthorne, 25 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Cawthorne Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century

  • Mary Cawthorne, who arrived in Australia in 1798

Cawthorne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Captain William Cook Cawthorne, English settler with his wife and son William Anderson (W.A.) Cawthorne to South Australia aboard the Amelia in 1841, first Head Keeper of the "Sturt" lighthouse on Cape Willoughby

Contemporary Notables of the name Cawthorne (post 1700)


  • Nigel Cawthorne (b. 1951), English writer of fiction and non-fiction
  • Charles Witto-witto Cawthorne (1854-1925), Australian co-founder with his father William Anderson Cawthorne of Cawthorne and Co, a musical instruments, sheet music and concert promoter in 1870; grandson of Captain William Cook Cawthorne
  • Richard Seymour Cawthorne (b. 1976), Australian AACTA Award winning actor
  • Sir Terence Edward Cawthorne FRCS (1902-1970), British surgeon specialising in Otorhinolaryngology

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZV-147 : 6 December 2014), Ernest Hy. Cawthorne, 21 Jun 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Royal George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D3-QJ3 : 6 December 2014), Henry Cawthorne, 22 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D3-QJQ : 6 December 2014), Martha Cawthorne, 22 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6F4-Q3G : 6 December 2014), Alfred Ernest Cawthorne, 25 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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