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
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.
Early Origins of the Curage family
The surname Curage was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Curage family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Curage family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Curage family to 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.
Migration of the Curage family to the New World and Oceana
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.