Cartridge (surname)

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Cartridge is a surname in the English language, and is considered to be an English surname. The name is thought to be possibly a variant form of the surname Cartwright. According to etymologist P. H. Reaney, the earliest record of the surname Cartridge is of John Carkerege, in 1522 (in Canterbury).[1] The surname Cartwright is derived from two Middle English elements: cart, carte + wright, meaning "craftsman". The name is first recorded in the 13th century, although the vocabulary word does not date before the 15th century.[2] According to Reaney, the earliest record of the surname Cartwright is of John le Cartwereste, in 1275 (within the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire).[1]


  1. ^ a b Reaney, Percy Hilde; Wilson, Richard Middlewood (2006), A Dictionary of English Surnames (3rd ed.), London: Routledge, p. 583, ISBN 0-203-99355-1 
  2. ^ "Learn about the family history of your surname". Retrieved 17 October 2010.  which cited Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4.  for the surname "Cartwright".