The name Corkerey is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to a caulker, a person who waterproofed tubs, barrels, and ships. It is also possibly an occupational
name for a person who made and sold a purple dye. However, that origin is in Ireland
, and it is unlikely that it is connected to this Northern English name.
Early Origins of the Corkerey family
The surname Corkerey was first found in Lancashire
, now part of the County of Cumbria
where the family lived in Barrow-in-Furness, now a large industrial town and seaport community. While the name has traditionally been understood to be a trade name, there is also a Norman influence as seen by Arnulf de Corcres who was listed in Normandy
in the Mang. Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae of 1180-1195. The same reference lists Geoffrey Chorger or Churger in England
as listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
(Rotuli Hundredorum) c. 1272. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early History of the Corkerey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corkerey research.Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1338, 1549, 1584, 1629, 1705, 1722, 1808, 1636, 1715, 1636, 1715, 1700, 1651 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Corkerey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Corkerey Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Corkerey include Corker, Coroor, Corcher, Corkar and others.
Early Notables of the Corkerey family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Adam le Corker, a prominent 13th century landholder in Yorkshire; James Corker (1636-1715), Benedictine monk, a native of Yorkshire; Maurus (James) Corker (1636-1715) was an... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corkerey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Corkerey family to Ireland
Some of the Corkerey family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Corkerey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Corkerey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Elizabeth Corker who arrived in Virginia in 1635.
The Corkerey 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: Sacrificium Dei cor contritum
Motto Translation: The sacrifice of God is a contrite heart.