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The surname Corlett comes from the Old Norse forename Thorliotr, meaning "Thor-people." It was Gaelicized to MacThorliotr; however in Gaelic the letters "Th" are not pronounced after the prefix "Mac," thus the surname came to be elided to MacCorlett.

Corlett Early Origins



The surname Corlett was first found in on the Isle of Man. The Vikings had conquered the island from the Celts in the 9th century, and ruled it from Dublin. They settled on the island and intermarried with the Gaelic Scoti people, who had migrated from Ireland to Man and Scotland much earlier.

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Corlett Spelling Variations


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Corlett Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Corlett, Corlet, MacCorlett and others.

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Corlett Early History


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Corlett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corlett research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1504 and 1511 are included under the topic Early Corlett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corlett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corlett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Corlett 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corlett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elijah Corlett, who settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1644
  • Elijah Corlett, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1644

Corlett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Corlett and William Corlett were naturalized in South Carolina in 1797 and 1806
  • Daniel Corlett was naturalized in Ohio in 1844
  • H. Corlett landed in San Francisco in 1852
  • Edmund Corlett, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879
  • Isabella Corlett, aged 31, who landed in America from I of Man, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corlett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sarah Corlett, aged 47, who landed in America from Tyrone, in 1900
  • John Joseph Corlett, aged 22, who landed in America from Foxdale, in 1904
  • John Corlett, aged 19, who settled in America from Clirden, Ireland, in 1905
  • Christopher Corlett, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Clara Corlett, aged 16, who settled in America, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corlett Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Eilene M. Corlett, aged 23, who settled in Montreal, Canada in 1912
  • Albert V. Corlett, aged 25, who settled in Loanda, Canada, in 1924

Corlett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin J. Corlett arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Claude F. Corlett arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corlett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corlett (post 1700)



  • William Wellington Corlett (1842-1890), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming Territory's at-large congressional district (1877-1879)
  • Claire Corlett, American BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award winning voice over actress
  • George Milton Corlett, American politician, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado (1927-1931)
  • Charles Harrison Corlett (1889-1971), nicknamed “Cowboy Pete,” U.S. Army major general, Commander of the Pacific and European Theaters during World War II
  • Yvette Winifred Corlett CNZM, MBE (b. 1929), New Zealand five-time gold medalist long jumper, the first woman from New Zealand to win an Olympic gold medal
  • Peter Corlett (b. 1944), Australian sculptor, known for his memorial works, perhaps best known for his "Simpson and his donkey" unveiled in 1915 commemorating the courage and compassion of John Simpson Kirkpatrick, a stretcher bearer during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I
  • John Corlett (b. 1968), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for York (1945-1950)
  • Marama Corlett, Maltese actress, known for her work in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Maleficent (2014) and The Devil's Double (2011)
  • Andrew T.K. Corlett, Manx jurist, the Second Deemster of the Isle of Man
  • William Corlett (1938-2005), English children's writer of science fiction and fantasy books for both children and adults, best known for his quartet of children's novels, The Magician's House
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Corlett Historic Events


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Corlett Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. John Corlett (b. 1918), English Engine Room Artificer 4th Class serving for the Royal Navy from Barrow-in-Furness, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. 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).
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
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    The Corlett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corlett 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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