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The history of the Gatling name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old French names Caterine and Cateline, which were forms of the personal name Catharine. These names were introduced into England in the 12th century and became very popular, especially in the variant forms Catelin and Cateline. Thus the surname Gatling is a metronymic type of surname, and is derived from the name of the original bearer's mother.

Gatling Early Origins



The surname Gatling was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, 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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Gatling Spelling Variations


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Gatling 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 Gatling family name include Catlin, Catling, Catlyn, Catlyne, Catlyng and others.

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Gatling Early History


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Gatling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gatling research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1574, 1559, 1574, 1520, 1556, 1545, 1583, 1662, 1625, 1640, 1644, 1634, 1702, 1679, 1685, 1689 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Gatling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gatling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gatling Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Robert Catlin (died 1574), English jurist, Chief Justice of the Queen’s Bench (1559-1574). Richard Catlyn (by 1520-1556), of Norwich and Honingham, Norfolk and Serjeants' Inn, London, was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Norwich in 1545. Richard Catlin IV (1583-1662), also...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gatling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Gatling surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Catline who settled in Barbados in 1679 with his wife and servants; James Catling, who settled in New England in 1769; Michael Catling, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1854.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatling (post 1700)



  • Bart Gatling (1893-1895), American college football coach at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
  • Chris Raymond Gatling (1967-1990), retired American professional NBA basketball player, former member of the US National Team in the 1990 FIBA World Championship
  • Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling (1818-1903), American inventor of the Gatling gun, the first successful machine gun
  • Riddick Waverly Gatling (1871-1958), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Gates County, 1919-22; Postmaster
  • Riddick Gatling Jr. (1833-1912), American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Gates County, 1870-72, 1887-88, 1891-92
  • Riddick Gatling (1797-1868), American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Gates County, 1844-47
  • John Jacob Gatling (1843-1927), American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Gates County, 1879-84; Member of North Carolina State Senate 1st District, 1893-94
  • John Gatling, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Gates County, 1868-69
  • James Gatling, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Gates County, 1796-1801, 1803
  • Gladstone Daughtry Gatling (1880-1954), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Gates County, 1913-16
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gatling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gatling 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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