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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Curage come from its first bearer, who was a brave or stout-hearted person. The surname Curage was sometimes derived from the Old English word corage, which in turn comes from the Old French words corage and curage, which mean stout. The surname Curage is also sometimes derived from residence in or near the settlement of Cowridge End in Luton, in the county of Bedfordshire. In this case, the name belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Curage Early Origins



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

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Curage Spelling Variations


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Curage Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Curage has been spelled many different ways, including Courage, Courridge, Curage, Courugge, Courays, Curage, Corage and many more.

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Curage Early History


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Curage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curage research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1260, 1272, 1309 and 1309 are included under the topic Early Curage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Curage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Curage Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Curage In Ireland


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Curage In Ireland



Some of the Curage family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Curages to arrive in North America: James Corish, who settled in New York in 1792; John Corish, who arrived in New York in 1841; Elizabeth Corish, who settled in Quebec in 1847; Hilaire Courage, who settled in America in 1847.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 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. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Curage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Curage 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 22 May 2014 at 16:14.

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