The name Curtehope is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Courthope in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Curtehope family
The surname Curtehope was first found in Sussex
, where "from the reign of King Edward I., this family has been settled at Wadhurst, Lamberhurst, Ticehurst, and the adjoining parishes on the borders of Sussex
and Kent." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Continuing, the "first [record of the name] occurs in a Subsidy Roll at Wadhurst, co. Sussex, in exactly it's present form [Courthope], temp.
Edward I." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Curtehope family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curtehope research.Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1592, 1628, 1632, 1681, 1616, 1685 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Curtehope History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Curtehope 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. Curtehope has been spelled many different ways, including Courthope, Curtehope, Courtopp, Courthop and many more.
Early Notables of the Curtehope family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Curtehope 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 Curtehopes to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.