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The origins of the Gatrell name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the 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 Gatrell 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.

Gatrell Early Origins



The surname Gatrell 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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Gatrell Spelling Variations


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Gatrell Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Gatrell were recorded, including Catterall, Caterell, Catterale, Catterell, Caterale, Cathrell, Catheral and many more.

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Gatrell Early History


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Gatrell Early History



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

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Gatrell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gatrell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gatrell 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Gatrell family emigrate to North America:

Gatrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas J. Gatrell, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Southampton, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQS-PZN : 6 December 2014), Thomas J. Gatrell, 04 Feb 1896; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • T. I. Gatrell, aged 36, originally from Southampton, who arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Saint Louis" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXWW-9ZJ : 6 December 2014), T. I. Gatrell, 23 Jan 1897; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Louis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary Ann Gatrell, aged 44, originally from Wokingham, who arrived in New York in 1898 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXHL-H3K : 6 December 2014), Mary Ann Gatrell, 17 Oct 1898; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Gatrell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Gatrell, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1920 from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HB-TZW : 6 December 2014), George Gatrell, 10 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Gatrell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Gatrell, aged 23, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatrell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gatrell (post 1700)



  • Homer A. Gatrell, American politician, Mayor of Grafton, West Virginia, 1953

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQS-PZN : 6 December 2014), Thomas J. Gatrell, 04 Feb 1896; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXWW-9ZJ : 6 December 2014), T. I. Gatrell, 23 Jan 1897; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Louis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXHL-H3K : 6 December 2014), Mary Ann Gatrell, 17 Oct 1898; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HB-TZW : 6 December 2014), George Gatrell, 10 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

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  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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  5. 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.
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  8. 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.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Gatrell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gatrell 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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