Corning History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

While many Irish names are familiar, their past incarnations are often shrouded in mystery, reflecting the ancient Gaelic heritage of their bearers. The original Gaelic form of the name Corning is Mac Cormaic, derived from the forename Cormac.

Early Origins of the Corning family

The surname Corning was first found in Munster. The Cormacks of Munster were of great antiquity and descended directly from Nathi, brother of Felim who was King of Munster about the year 560 A.D. Cormac, son of Cabhsan, was the first chieftain to be called Cormack, and, of course, MacCormack came later as a direct descendent, Mac or Mc signifying the 'son of'.

Important Dates for the Corning family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corning research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1700, 1782 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Corning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Corning Spelling Variations

Within archives, many different spelling variations exist for the surname Corning. Ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in the name of the single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Cormack, MacCormack, McCormack, McCormick, MacCormick, Cormac, Cormick, Cormyck, Kormack, Kormick, Cormach, Cormich, Cormiche and many more.

Early Notables of the Corning family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Anne McCormac (c. 1700-1782), birth name of Anne Bonny, born in Cork, the infamous Irish woman who became a famous pirate, operating in the Caribbean. After her capture in 1720, she and he female friend Read both "pleaded...
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Corning migration to the United States

North America accepted thousands of Irish immigrants during the 19th century as their homeland suffered under foreign imperialistic rule. Although settlers from the early portion of the century came to North America by choice in search of land, by far the largest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Many of these Irish families left the country destitute and in some cases suffering from disease. However, those who survived the long ocean voyage were especially vital to the development of industry in the United States and what would become known as Canada. Research of immigration and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the name Corning:

Corning Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Corning, who landed in New England in 1641 [1]
Corning Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Lodoph Corning, who landed in New York in 1715-1716 [1]
Corning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A Corning, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • G Corning, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]
  • Mrs. M Corning, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Corning (post 1700)

  • Ron Corning (b. 1971), American television host
  • Peter Corning (b. 1935), American biologist, consultant, and complex systems scientist
  • Parker Corning (1874-1943), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York (1923-1937)
  • Erastus Corning 2nd (1909-1983), American businessman and politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (1942-1983)
  • Erastus Corning (1794-1872), American businessman and politician, Mayor of Albany, New York (1834-1837), eponym of the town of Corning, New York
  • Edwin Corning (1883-1934), American businessman and politician, Lieutenant Governor of New York (1927-1928)
  • Joy Corning (1932-2017), American politician, 44th Lieutenant Governor of Iowa (1991-1999)
  • Thomas E. Corning KC (1842-1912), Canadian lawyer and politician who represented Yarmouth County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1882 to 1886
  • Howard Corning (1879-1924), Canadian cattle farmer and politician who represented Yarmouth County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1911 to 1916 and from 1920 to 1924
  • S. Corning Judd, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Chicago, Illinois, 1885-88 [2]

Historic Events for the Corning family

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Russell Dale Corning, American Radioman Third Class from Colorado, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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