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The name Corcoran comes from the Gaelic Mac Corcrain or O Corcrain, both of which are derived from the word "corcair," which now means purple, but originally meant ruddy.

Corcoran Early Origins



The surname Corcoran was first found in County Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Corcoran Spelling Variations


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Corcoran Spelling Variations



The scribes who created documents long before either the Gaelic or English language resembled their standardized versions of today recorded words as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages the names of many people were recorded under different spellings each time they were written down. Research on the Corcoran family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including MacCorcoran, O'Corcoran and others.

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Corcoran Early History


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Corcoran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corcoran research. Another 511 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1001, 1172, 1373, 1641, 1691, 1827, 1861, and 1863 are included under the topic Early Corcoran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corcoran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corcoran Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Corcoran Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Under the rule of England, land ownership in Ireland changed dramatically, and many native Irish families found themselves renting out land to farm from absentee owners. This was one of the prime reasons that immigration to North America began in the late 18th century: Irish farmers dreamed of owning their own parcel of land to work for themselves. At this point, the immigrants were at least of modest means for the passage across the Atlantic was often quite dear. In the 1840s the Great Potato Famine created an exodus of people of quite different means. These people were most often destitute: they either sold anything they had to gain a passage or they were sponsored by philanthropic societies. Many of these immigrants were sick from disease and starvation: as a result many did not survive the long transatlantic journey. Although those settlers that did survive were often despised and discriminated against by people already established in these nations, they were critical to rapid development of the powerful industrial nations of the United States and the country that would later become known as Canada. An examination of immigration and passenger lists shows many persons bearing the name of Corcoran or one of its variants:

Corcoran Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacobi Corcoran, who settled in St Patrick's Parish with his wife, where his daughter Joanne, was baptized in 1774

Corcoran Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Corcoran who settled in New York State in 1811
  • Win Corcoran, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Corcoran, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • David Corcoran, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Andrew Corcoran, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corcoran Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Corcoran was a laborer in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1779 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Corcoran Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Pat Corcoran, aged 24, who landed in Red River, Canada in 1811
  • Patt Corcoran, aged 24, who arrived in Canada in 1811
  • Thomas Corcoran, aged 37, who landed in Canada in 1812
  • Edward Corcoran, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1825
  • Edward Corcoran, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1825
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corcoran Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bartholomew Corcoran, aged 41, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • Michael Corcoran, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • Thomas Corcoran, aged 15, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • Henry Corcoran, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lismoyne"
  • Eleanor Corcoran, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corcoran Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Denis Corcoran, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1867
  • Betsy J. Corcoran, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1867
  • Matthew Corcoran, aged 19, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Francis Corcoran, aged 3, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Michael Corcoran, aged 44, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corcoran (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corcoran (post 1700)



  • Marjorie Diane Blasius Corcoran (1950-2017), American particle physicist and professor at Rice University
  • Noreen M. Corcoran (1943-2016), American actress, dancer and singer, best known for her co-starring role in the television sitcom Bachelor Father (1957-1959)
  • Kevin Anthony "Moochie" Corcoran (1949-2015), nicknamed "Moochie", an American director, producer, and former child actor, best known for Mrs. Santa Claus (1996), Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983) and Sons of Anarchy (2008) and as James Boone on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1957-1963)
  • William Wilson Corcoran (1798-1888), American banker, philanthropist and art collector
  • Tommy Corcoran (1869-1960), American Major League Baseball player
  • Timothy Hugh Corcoran (b. 1978), American Major League Baseball player
  • Bob Corcoran, American television host during the late 1960s and early 1970s
  • Jim Corcoran (b. 1949), Canadian musician
  • James Desmond "Des" Corcoran (1929-2004), Australian politician
  • Ann Corcoran (b. 1951), Australian politician

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Corcoran Historic Events


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Corcoran Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Denny Corcoran (d. 1912), aged 33, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Motto


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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: In fide et in bello fortis
Motto Translation: Strong in both faith and war.


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Citations


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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. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Other References

  1. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  9. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  10. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Corcoran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corcoran 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.

This page was last modified on 9 August 2017 at 11:02.

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