Caras - Name

Caras is on Sysoon. Find the obituaries, grave, funeral notices, cemetery, historical and death records of Caras and join the bereaved relatives of Caras  [11747-en]

Search for in Sysoon's death records database.

This very early surname is found in a number of spellings including Carus, Carass, Caress, Cariss, Carass, Caris, Carriss, and possibly Cars and Carss. The early research indicated that the development was from the medieval word 'carre-hous' as shown in the recording of Thomas de Carrehous, of Sheffield, Yorkshire, in the 1379 Poll Tax Rolls for that county. 'Carr House' still survives as part of the town of Doncaster, and it is possible that this is the source of the surname. However it is equally possible that another 'Carrehous' may have formed part of Sheffield. There is also the village of 'Carrhouses' in Lincolnshire, which may have been a source. What is certain is that the name is of Norse-Viking origins, and describes a house on a Kjarr, a word for an area of dry land in a marsh. In the past researchers have suggested that the name translates as 'the house where carts were kept', but the locality of the name clearly defines a Nordic locational origin. Early recordings include James Carous in the Friary Rolls of Yorkshire in 1555, William Caras (1619) and Robert Carus (1709), being from the same source. The coat of arms also granted in Yorkshire has the blazon of a blue field, a black chevron charged with three red knights spurs, between nine white cinquefoils, spaced five and four. The crest is a black eagle displayed, beaked and spurred in gold, on the breast a cinquefoil. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert de Karhouses, which was dated 1332, in the Subsidy Rolls of Lancashire, during the reign of King Edward 111, known as 'The father of the English navy', 1327 - 1377. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Or search our database for:

Similar and alternative names to Caras:

Soundex code for Caras is: C620 | Reversed: saraC

Length of name: 5 characters


Post a comment Comments guidelines

└─ Please, to post your comments.

Comments and discussion

Show Facebook comments

Search on Google


Find a grave

Wish you knew where Richard Nixon was buried? How about your great-grandfather?

Sysoon is a free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. With millions of names, it's an invaluable tool for genealogists and history buffs. Sysoon memorials are rich with content, including dates, photos and bios. You can even leave 'virtual flowers' on the memorials you visit to complete the online cemetery experience. Sysoon also contains listings for thousands of celebrity graves, making it the premier online destination for tombstone tourists.

You can become a member, create a memorial, submit data, add flowers, add photos and search our database at no charge.

Tags: name, death, family name, soundex, first name, given name, grave, gravsite, cemetery, crematory, funeral notice, genealogy, memorial, burial location, flowers, urn, cremation, remains, funeral home, family tree, candle, sympathy, gift, photo album, headstone, dead, dead people, passed, find a grave, grave location, cemetery location, locate a grave, grave locator live, life, living, missing, missing people, missing persons, wanted, most wanted, lost people, ancestry Who is Who?