Show ContentsCaruss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Caruss surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in a house which was situated by a marsh. Caruss 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, Caruss 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 Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Caruss family

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

Early History of the Caruss family

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Caruss Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Caruss include Carus, Cariss, Carass, Cariss, Carass, Karhouses, Carrehuis, Carehuis, Carous, Charus and many more.

Early Notables of the Caruss family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Caruss family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Carus who arrived in Jamaica in 1684. on Facebook