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Where did the Scottish Carstarphen family come from? What is the Scottish Carstarphen family crest and coat of arms? When did the Carstarphen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Carstarphen family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Corstophine, Carstarphen, Carstophine, Carstophene, Carstrphen, Corstophen and many more.

First found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carstarphen research. Another 168 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1567, 1745, and 1767 are included under the topic Early Carstarphen History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Carstarphen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Corstorphen and his sons John and James, who all arrived in Virginia in 1746; and George Corstorphine, who came to Barbados between the years 1806-1834..

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The Carstarphen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carstarphen 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.

This page was last modified on 23 September 2010 at 15:39.

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