Cathcart Y-DNA Project- Background



Catchart, Cathart, Cathcardt, Cathcart, Catheart, Cathkart, Cithcart, Kathart, Kathcart, Keithcart, Kifcart, Kitchcart, Kithcart


Our Goals
Further our knowledge of the genetic background of various lines of Cathcarts (including all known surname variations)
Help Cathcart researchers break down their genealogical "brick walls," meet other researchers, and help focus their research by identifying which lines are closest to their own
-  Our group was initially focused on yDNA testing; but has expanded to include mtDNA and other test types.

Auxiliary Website
One of our administrators has created a Cathcart yDNA section on his genealogical website.  Here you'll find additional information about our study and some initial attempts at interpretation of test results. 

Cathcart Clan History
The lands of Cathcart take their name from the River Cart in Renfrewshire. "Caeth-cart' means the 'strait of Cart'. The progenitor of this family appears to have been Rainaldus de Kethcart who, as early as 1178, was witness to a charter of the king's steward to Paisley Abbey. CATHCART CLAN MOTTO"I hope to speed" Source: "Scottish Clan & Family Encyclopedia" by George Way of Plean and Romilly Squire; Barnes & Noble, 1998

General Fund

Current balance: $155.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $155.00 11/30/2011   From canceled kit 200489   Unknown
Debit $58.00 12/10/2010     194706 Unknown
Debit $123.00 11/30/2009     167865 Unknown
Credit $75.00 11/29/2009 Raymond Cathcart     Individual
Credit $100.00 11/19/2009 Raymond & Ann Cathcart in Memory of James Foster Cathcart (1928-2009)   Memory Of
Debit $213.00 11/19/2009   Kit 167199 167199 Unknown
Credit $10.00 11/19/2009 Raymond Cathcart     Individual
Credit $55.00 11/18/2009       Individual
Credit $150.00 10/29/2009 Andrew Cathcart     Individual
Credit $160.00 2/14/2008 Raymond F Cathcart     Unknown
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