Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a maker of carts, and wheels. The name has its origins in the Old English word craet, which means cart, and the Old English word wyrtha, which means wright or maker, thereby denoting one who was the maker of carts or wagons.
Early Origins of the Cortright family
Worcestershire, some say well before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cortright family
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Cortright Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Cortright 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 Cortright include: Cartwright, Cartright, Cartwrite, Carthright, Kartwright, Kartright, Cartrite, Kartwrite, Chartwright, Cartrite, Catherick, Cartrait, Cartray, Ceterith, Cateray, Cautheret, Carterwright, Carterright, Carterrite, Chartright, Chartwright, Cardwright and many more.
Early Notables of the Cortright family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cortright family to the New World and Oceana
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 Cortright or a variant listed above:
Cortright Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cortright (post 1700)
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