Corish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Corish is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a brave or stout-hearted person. The surname Corish was sometimes derived from the Old English word corage, which in turn comes from the Old French words corage and curage, which mean stout. The surname Corish is also sometimes derived from residence in or near the settlement of Cowridge End in Luton, in the county of Bedfordshire. In this case, the name belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Corish family
The surname Corish was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Corish family
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Corish Spelling Variations
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 Corish have been found, including Courage, Courridge, Curage, Courugge, Courays, Curage, Corage and many more.
Early Notables of the Corish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Corish family to Ireland
Some of the Corish family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Corish migration to the United States +
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 Corish surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:
Corish Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James Corish, who settled in New York in 1792
- James Corish, who arrived in New York in 1792 
Corish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Miss Corish, aged 8, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804 
- Catherine Corish, aged 32, who landed in New York, NY in 1804 
- John Corish, who arrived in New York in 1841
- William Corish, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868
Corish migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Corish Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Elizabeth Corish, who settled in Quebec in 1847
- Mrs. Elizabeth Corish, aged 40 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Sarah" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle on 14th August 1847 
- Miss. Catherine Corish who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Corea" departing 2nd July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 14th August 1847 but she died on board 
- Mary Corish, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
Contemporary Notables of the name Corish (post 1700) +
- Robert Corish, English former professional footballer who played from 1977 to 1980
- Richard Corish (1889-1945), Irish politician, father of Brendan Corish
- Brendan Corish (1918-1990), Irish Labour Party politician, Minister for Health (1973-1977), Minister for Social Welfare (1973-1977), Leader of the Labour Party (1960-1977)
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 21)
- ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 70)