Show ContentsAttekulverhuse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Attekulverhuse finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a keeper of doves or pigeons. The surname Attekulverhuse is derived from the Old English word culfrehus, which literally means dove-house. The name refers to a dovecote, which is a structure for doves or pigeons to roost and breed in. The name Attekulverhuse was originally applied to the keeper of such a structure. "Pigeon-houses were attached to all large establishments; many of them still exist." [1]

Early Origins of the Attekulverhuse family

The surname Attekulverhuse was first found in Somerset, where Henry atte Colverhouse and Roger atte Colverhous were both listed 1 Edward III (during the first year of Keng Edward III's reign.) [2]

Early History of the Attekulverhuse family

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Attekulverhuse Spelling Variations

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. Attekulverhuse has been recorded under many different variations, including Culverhouse, Colverhous, Colverhouse, Cullerverous, Culverwell and many more.

Early Notables of the Attekulverhuse family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Attekulverhuse family

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 Attekulverhuse or a variant listed above: William Culverhouse who arrived in Maryland in 1680.

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print. on Facebook