Culverwell is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a keeper of doves or pigeons. The surname Culverwell 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 Culverwell was originally applied to the keeper of such a structure.
Early Origins of the Culverwell family
The surname Culverwell was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Culverwell family
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Culverwell Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Culverwell has appeared include Culverhouse, Colverhous, Colverhouse, Cullerverous and many more.
Early Notables of the Culverwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Culverwell family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Culverwell arrived in North America very early: William Culverhouse who arrived in Maryland in 1680.
Contemporary Notables of the name Culverwell (post 1700)
- Nathanael Culverwell (1618-1651), English philosopher