Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in a house which was situated by a marsh. Caress 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, Caress 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 Caress family
Lancashire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Caress family
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Caress Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Carus, Cariss, Carass, Cariss, Carass, Karhouses, Carrehuis, Carehuis, Carous, Charus and many more.
Early Notables of the Caress family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Caress family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Caress were among those contributors: John Carus who arrived in Jamaica in 1684.
Contemporary Notables of the name Caress (post 1700)
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