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Of all the 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.

Carous Early Origins



The surname Carous was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Carous Spelling Variations


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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.

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Carous Early History


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Carous Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carous 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 Carous History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carous Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carous Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carous Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Carous Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carous 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 27 October 2010 at 13:25.

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