The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
produced the name of Courig. It was given to a brave or stout-hearted person. The surname Courig was sometimes derived from the Old English word corage,
which in turn comes from the Old French words corage
which mean stout.
The surname Courig 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.
Early Origins of the Courig family
The surname Courig was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Courig family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Courig research.Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1260, 1272, 1309 and 1309 are included under the topic Early Courig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Courig Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Courig has appeared include Courage, Courridge, Curage, Courugge, Courays, Curage, Corage and many more.
Early Notables of the Courig family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Courig family to Ireland
Some of the Courig 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.
Migration of the Courig family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Courig arrived in North America very early: 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.