Origins Available: English
The present generation of the Carrous family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in a house which was situated by a marsh. Carrous 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, Carrous 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 Carrous family
The surname Carrous was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Carrous family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carrous 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 Carrous History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carrous Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Carrous include Carus, Cariss, Carass, Cariss, Carass, Karhouses, Carrehuis, Carehuis, Carous, Charus and many more.
Early Notables of the Carrous family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carrous family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Carrous were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Carus who arrived in Jamaica in 1684.