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The name Courage comes from a name for a brave or stout-hearted person. The surname Courage 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 Courage 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.

Courage Early Origins



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

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Courage Spelling Variations


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Courage Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Courage include Courage, Courridge, Curage, Courugge, Courays, Curage, Corage and many more.

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Courage Early History


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Courage Early History



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

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Courage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Courage Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Courage In Ireland


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Courage In Ireland



Some of the Courage 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Courage or a variant listed above:

Courage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hilaire Courage, who settled in America in 1847
  • D. Courage, who arrived in America in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Courage (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Courage (post 1700)



  • Alexander Mair Courage Jr. (1919-2008), American orchestrator, arranger, and composer of music probably best known for writing the theme music for Star Trek: The Original Series
  • Edward Raymond Courage, Director of the National Westminster Bank

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Courage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Courage 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 15 June 2016 at 10:01.

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