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The ancient name Carse was first used by the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from the Scotish word kerss, or carse, which describes low, fertile land, often next to a river. The surname may well be a habitational name taken on from any of several places so named, such as Carse of Falkirk, Carse of Forth, Carse of Gowrie, Carse in Kirkcudbrightshire, or Carse in Argyllshire.

Carse Early Origins



The surname Carse was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Carse Spelling Variations


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Carse Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Carse has been spelled Carse, Carss, Cars, Carsey and others.

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Carse Early History


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Carse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carse research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1206 and 1410 are included under the topic Early Carse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carse 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



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Carse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Moses Carse who settled in Virginia in 1633
  • Moses Carse, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Katherine Carse, who arrived in Maryland in 1671

Carse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Carse, who landed in New Jersey in 1811
  • James Carse, who landed in Ohio in 1825
  • Robert Carse, who arrived in New York, NY in 1842
  • Jose Carse, aged 45, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carse (post 1700)



  • Matilda Bradley Carse (1835-1917), Irish-born American businesswoman, social reformer and leader of the temperance movement
  • James P. Carse, American Professor Emeritus of history and literature of religion at New York University
  • Henry Carse, American politician, Mayor of Rock Island, Illinois, 1880-83
  • George B. Carse, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Camden County, 1872-74
  • James Howe Carse (1819-1900), Scottish-born, Australian landscape painter
  • Alexander Carse (1770-1843), Scottish painter
  • Stef Carse (b. 1966), stage name of Stéphane Dostie, a French-Canadian pop singer
  • James Alexander Carse (b. 1958), former Zimbabwean first class cricketer
  • Andreas Duncan Carse (1876-1938), British artist, father of the explorer Duncan Carse
  • Duncan Carse (1913-2004), British Antarctic explorer and actor known for surveying South Georgia
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nil fatalia terrent
Motto Translation: Things decreed by fate do not dismay us


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

    The Carse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carse 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 24 May 2016 at 08:52.

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