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The earliest origins of the Corage surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a brave or stout-hearted person. The surname Corage was sometimes derived from the Old English word corage, which in turn comes from the Old French words corage and curage, which mean stout. The surname Corage is also sometimes derived from residence in or near the settlement of Cowridge End in Luton, in the county of Bedfordshire. In this case, the name belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Corage Early Origins



The surname Corage was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Corage Early History


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Corage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corage research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1260, 1272, 1309 and 1309 are included under the topic Early Corage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corage Spelling Variations


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Corage Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Corage are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Corage include: Courage, Courridge, Curage, Courugge, Courays, Curage, Corage and many more.

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Corage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corage Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Corage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corage In Ireland


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Corage In Ireland



Some of the Corage family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Corage or a variant listed above: James Corish, who settled in New York in 1792; John Corish, who arrived in New York in 1841; Elizabeth Corish, who settled in Quebec in 1847; Hilaire Courage, who settled in America in 1847.

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