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Early Origins of the Cwarm family

The surname Cwarm was first found in Cornwall. "Nancor [in the parish of Creed in Cornwall] was for a considerable time a seat belonging to the very ancient family of Quarme; and in early periods it seems to have been a place of their abode; as in the parish church there are some monuments of this family. Until of late, Nancor was the property of John Peters, Esq. of whom it has been purchased of the Rev. George Moore, of Garlinneck, who is the present possessor. The Quarme family is said to have descended from an ancient British tribe, that was never wholly subdued or ruined, either by the Romans, Saxons, Danes, or Normans. About the time of William the Conqueror, the ancestor of this branch lived in wealth and honour at his seat in the South Hams in Devonshire. But prior to this period, many of this tribe about the year 454 departed from Great Britain and took up their abode in Armorica, in which place their descendants still perpetuate the family name. It was probably on account of this family and a few others, having survived the shocks of conquest, and retained their dignity amidst the convulsions of their country, and the revolutions of the world, that the following homely rhyme is indebted for its ancient birth:—

'When William the Conqueror did come, Quarme, Cruis, and Crocker, were at home.' " [1]

Early History of the Cwarm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cwarm research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1079, 1142, 1149, 1162, 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600, 1676, 1679 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Cwarm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cwarm Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Cwarm include Quarme, Quarm, Cwarm, Kwarm, Quarrm, Quarrme and others.

Early Notables of the Cwarm family

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Migration of the Cwarm family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cwarm or a variant listed above: John Quarman, who settled in Maryland in 1774; and Elizabeth Quarm, who arrived in Utah in 1866.

  1. Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print on Facebook