Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Gatacre. It was given to a a cat. It was given to someone who was cunning, malicious, or nimble. The surname Gatacre also referred to someone who enjoyed good eating. This surname may also be referred in the patronymic as the son of the one nicknamed gata.
Early Origins of the Gatacre family
Shropshire which was "a family of great antiquity, and which is said to have been established at Gatacre by a grant from Edward the Confessor." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print. The Gatacre local cannot be found today but the History of Parliament notes about William Gatacre (by 1499-1577): "Although not a leading family in Shropshire, the Gatacres were influential at Bridgnorth, five miles from their home."
Early History of the Gatacre family
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Gatacre Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Gatacre has appeared include Gatacre, Gataker and others.
Early Notables of the Gatacre family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gatacre family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Gatacre arrived in North America very early:
Gatacre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Gatacre (post 1700)
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