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The name Culverhouse is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a keeper of doves or pigeons. The surname Culverhouse is derived from the Old English word culfrehus, which literally means dove-house. The name refers to a dovecote, which is a structure for doves or pigeons to roost and breed in. The name Culverhouse was originally applied to the keeper of such a structure.

Culverhouse Early Origins



The surname Culverhouse was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Culverhouse Spelling Variations


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Culverhouse 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 Culverhouse include Culverhouse, Colverhous, Colverhouse, Cullerverous and many more.

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Culverhouse Early History


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Culverhouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Culverhouse research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1266, 1309, 1327, 1582, and 1653 are included under the topic Early Culverhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Culverhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Culverhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Culverhouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Culverhouse were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Culverhouse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Culverhouse who arrived in Maryland in 1680
  • William Culverhouse, who arrived in Maryland in 1680

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Contemporary Notables of the name Culverhouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Culverhouse (post 1700)



  • Hugh Franklin Culverhouse (1919-1994), American lawyer and former owner of the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Dr. Gay Culverhouse (b. 1947), former President of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Notre Dame College
  • Peter Culverhouse (d. 2003), of Bookham in Surrey who died of a brain tumour at the age of 31, inspiration for the Peter Culverhouse Memorial Trust, a charitable trust in the United Kingdom
  • Mike Culverhouse, British Chief Constable of the Isle of Man Constabulary (1999 to 2007)
  • Harry Culverhouse (b. 1990), British actor, best known for his role in Dani's House
  • Ian Brett Culverhouse (b. 1964), English former professional footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Culverhouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Culverhouse 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 14 December 2015 at 14:35.

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