Origin of the Name Carson
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Carson
include Corson and Corsan. This was the name of an ancient Galloway family of which the direct line died out in the late fifteenth century. They were provosts of Dumfries in Scotland for several generations and were prominent in the local affairs of Kirkcudbrightshire. The first known bearer of the name was Sir Robert de Carson, who witnessed a charter in the year 1270. This name is of Scottish descent spreading to Ireland , England and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout these countries. Examples of such are an Alicia Careson who was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire in the year 1379. The name is very prominent in Ulster Province in Ireland having been introduced there by settlers from England and Scotland , especially during the seventeenth century.
The Carson coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Carson descendants.