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The name Corless has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was believed to be free from care or unconcerned. The nickname is derived from the Old English word carleas, which referred to the personal characteristics of the bearer.

Corless Early Origins



The surname Corless was first found in Gloucestershire, but some of the family were found in Lancashire at Welsh Whittle in early times. "In that of Edward III., Sir William Careles held the manor, so called, of Walshwittell. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Corless Spelling Variations


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Corless 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 Corless have been found, including Carlesse, Carelesse, Careless, Carless, Karelees, Kareles, Careles, Corless, Curless, Korelees and many more.

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Corless Early History


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Corless Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corless research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1260, 1379, 1570, 1700, 1722, 1769, 1610 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Corless History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corless Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corless Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Willelmus Careles, a prominent 14th century landholder in Yorkshire; and Colonel William Careless ( c. 1610-1689), English Royalist officer of...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corless 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



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 for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Corless, or a variant listed above:

Corless Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathias Corless, who settled in Philadelphia in 1798

Corless Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Corless, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1807
  • Edwin Corless and his family, who settled in Utah in 1848
  • Thomas Corless, naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1872
  • Thomas Corless, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872
  • Thomas Corless, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1872

Corless Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ellen Corless, aged 30, who landed in America from Gort, Ireland, in 1900
  • Catherine Corless, aged 33, who settled in America from Galway, in 1904
  • John Corless, aged 24, who landed in America from Caherstrane, Ireland, in 1905
  • Charles Vandyke Corless, aged 38, who settled in America from London, in 1906
  • John Corless, aged 63, who emigrated to the United States from Loushrea, Ireland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corless Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ms. Margaret Corless, aged 23 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Larch" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]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)

Corless Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Charles V. Corless, aged 42, who landed in Victoria Mines, Canada, in 1911
  • Charles V. Corless, aged 50, who emigrated to Coniston, Ontario, Canada, in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corless (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corless (post 1700)



  • Theodore A. "Ted" Corless (b. 1967), prominent American trial lawyer, blogger, radio host and national news commentator
  • Peter Corless (b. 1964), American game designer who has worked primarily on role-playing games
  • Roger Corless (1938-2007), American who made significant contributions to interfaith dialogue, Professor of Religion at Duke University
  • Martin Corless, American Professor at the Purdue University School of Aeronautics & Astronautics (1984- )
  • William Corless (1860-1928), American museum curator
  • Colum Corless (1922-2015), Irish hurler who played as a right corner-back for the Galway senior team (1948-1954)
  • Marianne Corless, Canadian artist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Corless Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corless 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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