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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.

Corish Early Origins



The surname Corish was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Corish Spelling Variations


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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.

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Corish Early History


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Corish Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corish research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1260, 1272, 1309 and 1309 are included under the topic Early Corish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corish Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Corish In Ireland


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Corish In Ireland



Some of the Corish family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Catherine Corish, aged 32, 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 Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Corish, who settled in Quebec in 1847
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Corish, aged 40 who emigrated 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Mary Corish, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corish (post 1700)


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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)

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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The Corish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corish 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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