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Courthop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The present generation of the Courthop family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Courthope in the county of Sussex.

Early Origins of the Courthop family


The surname Courthop 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Early History of the Courthop family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Courthop research.
Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1592, 1628, 1632, 1681, 1616, 1685 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Courthop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Courthop Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Courthop include Courthope, Curtehope, Courtopp, Courthop and many more.

Early Notables of the Courthop family (pre 1700)


Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Courthop Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Courthop family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Courthop were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

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Citations


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

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