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Cawthra History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Cawthra family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Berkshire. The name, however, refers to the area of Cordray, in Eure, Normandy, where the family lived prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Early Origins of the Cawthra family


The surname Cawthra was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Cawthra family


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Cawthra Spelling Variations


A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Cowdrey, Cowdray, Cowderey, Cowderoy, Corderoy, Cordroy, Cowdroy, Cowdry, Cowdery and many more.

Early Notables of the Cawthra family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cawthra family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cawthra or a variant listed above:

Cawthra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Herbert Cawthra, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Mrs. J. Cawthra, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1895

Cawthra Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Victor Cawthra, aged 40, who settled in America from London, in 1905
  • Charles Edward Cawthra, aged 49, who settled in America from Manchester, England, in 1907
  • John Joseph Cawthra, aged 31, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Harry Cawthra, aged 24, who landed in America from Leeds, England, in 1912
  • William H. Cawthra, aged 49, who landed in America from London, England, in 1917
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Cawthra Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • H. Victor Cawthra, aged 40, who settled in Toronto, Canado, in 1907
  • Isabella Cawthra, aged 6, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1909
  • Ada Cawthra, aged 40, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1909
  • Grace Cawthra, aged 30, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1909
  • Grace L. Cawthra, aged 32, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cawthra (post 1700)


  • Joseph Hermon Cawthra (1886-1957), English sculptor from Baildon, Yorkshire
  • Mark Cawthra (b. 1961), English musician and music producer, born in Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire
  • Joseph Cawthra (1759-1842), English-born, Canadian merchant and politician in York, Upper Canada, eponym of Cawthra Road, Mississauga

Historic Events for the Cawthra family



HMS Dorsetshire

  • Sam Cawthra, British aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Arthur James Cawthra, British Lieutenant (E), who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  2. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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