The surname Carstarphen was first found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts.
Early History of the Carstarphen family
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Carstarphen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Corstophine, Carstarphen, Carstophine, Carstophene, Carstrphen, Corstophen and many more.
Early Notables of the Carstarphen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carstarphen family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Corstorphen and his sons John and James, who all arrived in Virginia in 1746; and George Corstorphine, who came to Barbados between the years 1806-1834..