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The name Gartrell is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in or near the settlement of Catterall, which is located between Preston and Garstang in the county of Lancashire. Some experts also suggest that the surname Gartrell may be derived from a pet form of the name Caterin; this is a form of the personal name Catharine which became popular following its importation in the 12th century.

Gartrell Early Origins



The surname Gartrell was first found in Lancashire 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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Gartrell Early History


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Gartrell Early History



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Gartrell Spelling Variations


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Gartrell Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Gartrell family name include Catterall, Caterell, Catterale, Catterell, Caterale, Cathrell, Catheral and many more.

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Gartrell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gartrell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gartrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Henry Gartrell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Trafalgar.htm
  • Elizabeth Grace Gartrell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Trafalgar.htm
  • Mary Gartrell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Trafalgar.htm
  • Henry Gartrell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Trafalgar.htm
  • William Gartrell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Trafalgar.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gartrell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Gartrell, aged 21, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Susan Gartrell, aged 21, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gartrell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gartrell (post 1700)



  • Charles Henry Gartrell (1914-1988), American politician, 33rd Mayor of Ashland, Kentucky (1968-1972)
  • Maurice Stefan Gartrell (b. 1984), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell (1821-1891), American politician, lawyer and general in the Confederate States Army, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia (1857-1861)
  • Nanette Gartrell MD, American psychiatrist, researcher, lesbian activist and author of over 70 research reports
  • Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell (1821-1891), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1847-51; Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1856; U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1857-61 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles Henry Gartrell (1914-1988), American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1947; Mayor of Ashland, Kentucky, 1968-72 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert Boyde Gartrell (b. 1962), former Australian cricketer who played from 1984 to 1987
  • The Rt Reverend Frederick Roy Gartrell (1914-1987), Canadian eminent Anglican priest, Bishop of British Columbia (1970 -1980)
  • Tim Gartrell (b. 1970), Australian politician, former Secretary of the Australian Labor Party

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