Courthhop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Courthhop is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the village of Courthope in the county of Sussex.

Early Origins of the Courthhop family

The surname Courthhop was first found in Sussex, where "from the reign of King Edward I., this family has been settled at Wadhurst, Lamberhurst, Ticehurst, and the adjoining parishes on the borders of Sussex and Kent." [1]

Continuing, the "first [record of the name] occurs in a Subsidy Roll at Wadhurst, co. Sussex, in exactly it's present form [Courthope], temp. Edward I." [2]

Early History of the Courthhop family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Courthhop research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1592, 1628, 1632, 1681, 1616, 1685, 1656, 1620, 1609 and 1616 are included under the topic Early Courthhop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Courthhop 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 Courthhop 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Courthhop include: Courthope, Curtehope, Courtopp, Courthop and many more.

Early Notables of the Courthhop family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William de Curtehope, a prominent landholder in 13th century Sussex; and Sir George Courthorpe (1616-1685), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Sussex (1656.) Nathaniel Courthopp (d. 1620), was an English sea-captain in the service of the East India Company who enlisted in the company's service in November 1609, and left England in the Darling, one of Sir H. Middleton's fleet. With his commander and others he...
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Migration of the Courthhop family

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 Courthhop or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


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