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CHAYTOR NAME IN

E.R. SEARYíS

FAMILY NAMES OF THE ISLAND

OF NEWFOUNDLAND

 

CATER, CHAYTER, CHAYTOR, surnames of England, from Old French

(a)catour Ė buyer of provisions for a large household, caterer.Or from the English place name Cator (Devon).See CHEATER from which some Chaytorís in Newfoundland changed their name.(Reaney, Cottle).

 

In Newfoundland:

Early instances:

Michael Chaytor, carpenter ? of St. Johnís, 1814 (CO 194.55)

James Chater, of Greenspond, 1829 (DPHW 76)

George Chaytor, of Chamberlains, 1859 (DPHW 26D)

 

Modern status:

Cator, at Grand Falls

Chayter, at Botwood

Chaytor, scattered, especially at Flat Island (Bonavista Bay)(Electors 1955),

St. Johnís and Chamberlains.

 

 

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