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Where did the English Care family come from? What is the English Care family crest and coat of arms? When did the Care family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Care family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Care comes from when the family resided at the carr, or low lying meadow. The surname is topograghic in origin and is derived from the Old Norse word kjarr which eventually became kerr. The Old English translation is brushwood or wet ground. This surname was given to a person who resided near these physical features.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Care has been recorded under many different variations, including Care, Kare, Carre, Karre and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Care research. Another 371 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1307, 1500, 1663, 1706, 1646 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Care History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Care Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Care or a variant listed above:
Care Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Care Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Care Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Care Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Care 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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