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.
Early Origins of the Culverhouse family
Essex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Culverhouse family
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Culverhouse Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Culverhouse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Culverhouse 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 Culverhouse were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Culverhouse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Culverhouse (post 1700)
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