name. The name was originally given to a keeper of doves or pigeons. The surname Culverwell is derived from the Old English word
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.
from ancient times.
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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.
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.