Gattrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Gattrell belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having 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 Gattrell 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.

Early Origins of the Gattrell family

The surname Gattrell 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.

Early History of the Gattrell family

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Gattrell Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Gattrell include Catterall, Caterell, Catterale, Catterell, Caterale, Cathrell, Catheral and many more.

Early Notables of the Gattrell family (pre 1700)

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Australia Gattrell migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Gattrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Isaac Gattrell, English convict who was convicted in Southampton, England for life, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 3rd November 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gattrell (post 1700) +

    Empress of Ireland
    • Mr. Ernest Maurice Gattrell (1875-1914), American Third Class Passenger from New York United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [2]
    • Mrs. Adela Gattrell (1875-1914), née Jasper American Third Class Passenger from New York United States who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [2]
    HMS Royal Oak
    • Frederick M. Gattrell, British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [3]

    1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from
    2. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from
    3. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from on Facebook
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