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Among the clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Carsey. 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.

Carsey Early Origins



The surname Carsey 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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Carsey Spelling Variations


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Carsey Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Carsey has been spelled Carse, Carss, Cars, Carsey and others.

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Carsey Early History


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Carsey Early History



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

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Carsey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carsey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carsey 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



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Carsey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Carsey, who landed in Virginia in 1699

Carsey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jeremiah Carsey settled in New England in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carsey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carsey (post 1700)



  • Wilfred "Kid" Carsey (1870-1960), American Major League baseball pitcher who played from 1891 to 1901
  • Marcy Carsey (b. 1944), born Marcia Lee Peterson, American television producer, co-founder of Carsey-Werner Productions in 1981, inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1996
  • William A. Carsey, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Monterrey, 1945

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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    11. ...

    The Carsey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carsey 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 3 December 2016 at 20:11.

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