Origins Available: English, French
Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Carous is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in a house which was situated by a marsh. Carous 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, Carous 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 Carous family
Lancashire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Carous family
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Carous Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Carous has been spelled many different ways, including Carus, Cariss, Carass, Cariss, Carass, Karhouses, Carrehuis, Carehuis, Carous, Charus and many more.
Early Notables of the Carous family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carous family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Carouss to arrive in North America: John Carus who arrived in Jamaica in 1684.
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