The name Cusselliss arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Cusselliss family lived in Rouen, Normandy
. The name, however, derives from a number of places which derive their names from the Latin root, corticella,
which means court.
Early Origins of the Cusselliss family
The surname Cusselliss was first found in Normandy
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cusselliss family
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Cusselliss Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Corselis, Corsellis, Curcelles, Curcellis and many more.
Early Notables of the Cusselliss family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cusselliss family to Ireland
Some of the Cusselliss family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 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 Cusselliss family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cusselliss or a variant listed above: Frank Corsell, who came to Indiana in 1844.