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Where did the English Corpening family come from? What is the English Corpening family crest and coat of arms? When did the Corpening family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Corpening family history?The name Corpening is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a dark-haired person. In Yorkshire and Suffolk, the surname Corpening is derived from the Old Norse word korpr, which means raven; in Oxfordshire, the surname is derived from the Old French word corp, which has the same meaning.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Corpening have been found, including Corp, Corps, Corpe and others.
First found in Yorkshire, where Walter le Corp was recorded in 1177.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corpening research. Another 242 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1231, 1273, 1293, 1297, 1744, and 1801 are included under the topic Early Corpening History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Corpening Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Corpening surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Edward Corp who arrived in America in 1747; and George Corps sailed to San Francisco in 1851.
The Corpening Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corpening Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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