The name Courridge comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a brave or stout-hearted person. The surname Courridge was sometimes derived from the Old English word corage,
which in turn comes from the Old French words corage
which mean stout.
The surname Courridge 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 Courridge family
The surname Courridge was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Courridge family
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Courridge Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Courridge has undergone many spelling variations
, including Courage, Courridge, Curage, Courugge, Courays, Curage, Corage and many more.
Early Notables of the Courridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Courridge family to Ireland
Some of the Courridge family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Courridge family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Courridge were among those contributors: 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.