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The ancestry of the name Courtright can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a name for a maker of carts, and wheels. The name has its origins in the Old English word craet, which means cart, and the Old English word wyrtha, which means wright or maker, thereby denoting one who was the maker of carts or wagons.

Courtright Early Origins



The surname Courtright was first found in Worcestershire, some say well before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Courtright Spelling Variations


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Courtright Spelling Variations



Courtright has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Cartwright, Cartright, Cartwrite, Carthright, Kartwright, Kartright, Cartrite, Kartwrite, Chartwright, Cartrite, Catherick, Cartrait, Cartray, Ceterith, Cateray, Cautheret, Carterwright, Carterright, Carterrite, Chartright, Chartwright, Cardwright and many more.

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Courtright Early History


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Courtright Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Courtright research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1755, 1634, 1676, 1659, 1634, 1689, 1686, 1602, 1658, 1686, 1635 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Courtright History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Courtright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Courtright Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include William Cartwright (1634-1676), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659; Thomas Cartwright (1634-1689), an English bishop and diarist, Bishop of Chester in 1686, supporter of James II; Christopher Cartwright (1602-1658), an English clergyman, Hebraist...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Courtright Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Courtrights to arrive on North American shores: Bethia Cartwright who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; John Cartwright settled in Virginia in 1624; Matthew Cartwright settled in Maryland in 1700.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Courtright (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Courtright (post 1700)



  • Timothy Isaiah "Longhair Jim" or "Big Jim" Courtright (1848-1887), American lawman, outlaw and gunfighter who died in the famous Luke Short Jim Courtright duel
  • William Courtright (1848-1933), American film actor
  • Raymond O. "Ray" Courtright (1891-1979), American football and baseball player and college coach of football, basketball, golf, and wrestling
  • Yvette Courtright, American politician, Mayor of Muskegon Heights, Michigan, 1960
  • T. T. Courtright, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1940
  • James S. Courtright (1858-1941), American politician, Mayor of Normal, Illinois; Postmaster
  • C. C. Courtright, American politician, Mayor of Marshall, Michigan, 1936-37
  • James Milton Courtright (1914-2003), Canadian Olympic track and field athlete and Vice Principal of Queen's University

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    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Courtright Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Courtright Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 May 2016 at 14:23.

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