The Courthopp name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Courthope in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Courthopp family
The surname Courthopp 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." 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." 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 Courthopp family
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Courthopp 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 Courthopp has undergone many spelling variations
, including Courthope, Curtehope, Courtopp, Courthop and many more.
Early Notables of the Courthopp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Courthopp 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 Courthopp were among those contributors: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.