The name Carass first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in a house which was situated by a marsh. Carass is a topographic
surname, which is a type of surname that was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. However, Carass may also be a habitation
surname derived from a pre-existing name for a town, village, parish, or farmstead. In this case, the eponymous settlement is Carhouse, in the county of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Carass family
The surname Carass was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Carass family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carass research.Another 330 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1379, 1547, 1553, 1555, 1582, 1601, 1619, 1709, and 1808 are included under the topic Early Carass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carass Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Carass has appeared include Carus, Cariss, Carass, Cariss, Carass, Karhouses, Carrehuis, Carehuis, Carous, Charus and many more.
Early Notables of the Carass family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carass family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Carass arrived in North America very early:
Carass Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Sofia Carass, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Duca Degli Abruzzi" from Napoli, Italy CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJK8-NPF : 6 December 2014), Sofia Carass, 27 Mar 1911; citing departure port Napoli, arrival port New York, ship name Duca Degli Abruzzi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).