The name Curliss is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Curliss was a name used for a person who was believed to be free from care or unconcerned.
is derived from the Old English word carleas,
which referred to the personal characteristics of the bearer.
Early Origins of the Curliss family
The surname Curliss was first found in Gloucestershire
, but some of the family were found in Lancashire
Whittle in early times. "In that of Edward III., Sir William Careles held the manor, so called, of Walshwittell. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Curliss family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curliss research.Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1260, 1379, 1570, 1700, 1722, 1769, 1610 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Curliss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Curliss 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 Curliss include Carlesse, Carelesse, Careless, Carless, Karelees, Kareles, Careles, Corless, Curless, Korelees and many more.
Early Notables of the Curliss family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Willelmus Careles, a prominent 14th century landholder in Yorkshire; and Colonel William Careless (c.
1610-1689), English Royalist officer of... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Curliss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Curliss family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Curliss Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Bridget Curliss, aged 23, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Monday 14th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nashwauk 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/europa1855.shtml