The Corwith family roots are found in the Boernician Clan
of ancient Scotland
. They lived in Cumberland
, where it was originally associated with Culwen. Culwen
is the old spelling of Colvend
which was located near the river Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire
Early Origins of the Corwith family
The surname Corwith was first found in Northumberland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Corwith family
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Corwith Spelling Variations
In the Middles Ages scribes spelled names by their sound. Often a name was written under a different spelling variation each time it was recorded. Corwith has appeared as Curwen, Curwens, Corwen, Corwyn, Curwyn, Curwin, Curvin, Corwin, Kerwen, Kerwin, Kerwyn, Kervin and many more.
Early Notables of the Corwith family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Corwith family to the New World and Oceana
The ancestors of Boernician-Scottish settlers dot North America even today. They settled all along the east coast when they came over, but some went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the War of Independence
. However, these strong lines endured as Scottish families in the United States and Canada have rediscovered much of the heritage that was taken from them centuries ago. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Corwith, or a variant listed above:
Corwith Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- H. Corwith, aged 65, who arrived in America from London, in 1892
- Mary Corwith, aged 26, who arrived in America from London, in 1892
- Sarah Corwith, aged 64, who arrived in America from London, in 1892
- Mrs. Corwith, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1893
- Chas. R. Corwith, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1894
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Corwith Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Louise P. Corwith, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1907
- Silas R. Corwith, aged 53, who arrived in America, in 1912
- Susan M. Corwith, aged 78, who arrived in America, in 1912
- Cornelia E. Corwith, aged 52, who arrived in America, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name Corwith (post 1700)
- Van Corwith, American actor, known for his role in Grace Kelly (1983)
The Corwith Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Si je n'estoy
Motto Translation: If I were not.
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