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.
Early Origins of the Culverhouse family
The surname Culverhouse was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Culverhouse family
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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.
Early Notables of the Culverhouse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Culverhouse family to Ireland
Some of the Culverhouse family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- William Culverhouse who arrived in Maryland in 1680
- William Culverhouse, who arrived in Maryland in 1680 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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