Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived at the carr, or low lying meadow. The surname is topograghic in origin and is derived from the Old Norse word kjarr which eventually became kerr. The Old English translation is brushwood or wet ground. This surname was given to a person who resided near these physical features.
Early Origins of the Kare family
Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Kare family
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Kare Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Kare are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Kare include: Care, Kare, Carre, Karre and others.
Early Notables of the Kare family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kare family to Ireland
Some of the Kare family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kare family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Kare or a variant listed above:
Kare Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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