The name Curten belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in the township of Cuerden, which is in the parish of Leyland in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Curten 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 Curten family
The surname Curten was first found in Lancashire
in the village and civil parish of Cuerden in the Borough of Chorley. The village has remained small over the years as a recent census showed only 77 people living there. The place name derives its name from the Welsh
word cerdin. Roger the Poitevin (Roger de Poitou), born in Normandy
originally held the lands shortly after the Conquest. Cuerden Hall is a country mansion built around 1717 on a site of a previous manor home.
Early History of the Curten family
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Curten 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 Curten include Cuerden, Cuerton and others.
Early Notables of the Curten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Curten family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Curten were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Curten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jose Curten, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1836 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Curten Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Samuel Curten, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1822