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The ancestors of the name Gathercole date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Gathercole 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.

Gathercole Early Origins



The surname Gathercole 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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Gathercole Spelling Variations


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Gathercole Spelling Variations



Gathercole has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Gathercole have been found, including Catterall, Caterell, Catterale, Catterell, Caterale, Cathrell, Catheral and many more.

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Gathercole Early History


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Gathercole Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gathercole research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gathercole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gathercole Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gathercole Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Gathercoles to arrive on North American shores: John Catheral who settled in Virginia in 1774; Chris Catherey settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1878. Edward Cathrell who settled in Virginia in 1656 with his wife Mary. Alice Catterall settled in Virginia in 1698.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gathercole (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gathercole (post 1700)



  • Simon Gathercole, contemporary British New Testament scholar, editor of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament (2007-)
  • Cory Gathercole (b. 1986), Australian international motorcycle speedway rider
  • Terrence Stephen Gathercole OAM (1935-2001), Australian silver medalist breaststroke Olympian, coach of the Australian team female coach for the 1964 Summer Olympics, inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1985

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Gathercole Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gathercole Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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