Courtup History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Courtup comes from when the family resided in the village of Courthope in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Courtup family
The surname Courtup 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." 
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." 
Early History of the Courtup family
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Courtup Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Courtup has been recorded under many different variations, including Courthope, Curtehope, Courtopp, Courthop and many more.
Early Notables of the Courtup 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 Courtup family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Courtup or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
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- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.