Origins Available: English
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.
is derived from the Old English word carleas,
which referred to the personal characteristics of the bearer.
Early Origins of the Corless family
The surname Corless was first found in Gloucestershire
, but some of the family were found in Lancashire
Whittle in early times. "In that of Edward III., Sir William Careles held the manor, so called, of Walshwittell. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Corless family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corless research.Another 104 words (7 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.
Corless 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.
Early Notables of the Corless family (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.
Migration of the Corless family to the New World and Oceana
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 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)
- 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
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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 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
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