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Corliss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Irish


Corliss is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to 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.


Early Origins of the Corliss family


The surname Corliss 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.

Early History of the Corliss family


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Corliss Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Corliss were recorded, including Carlesse, Carelesse, Careless, Carless, Karelees, Kareles, Careles, Corless, Curless, Korelees and many more.

Early Notables of the Corliss 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...
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Migration of the Corliss family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Corliss family emigrate to North America:

Corliss Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Corliss, who settled in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1639
  • George Corliss, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1639 [2]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)

Corliss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William H Corliss, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [2]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)
  • William H. Corliss, who was naturalized in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1872

Corliss Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Corliss, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1867
  • Hannah Corliss, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1867

Contemporary Notables of the name Corliss (post 1700)


  • Stephen P. Corliss (1842-1904), American soldier who earned a Medal of Honor
  • William Roger Corliss (1926-2011), American physicist and writer
  • John Blaisdell Corliss (1851-1929), American politician
  • Jeb Corliss (b. 1976), American professional BASE jumper, skydiver, and wingsuit flyer
  • John Blaisdell Corliss (1851-1929), U.S. Representative from Michigan
  • John B. Corliss, American scientist who has worked in the fields of geology, oceanography, and the origins of life
  • Richard Nelson Corliss (b. 1944), American writer for Time magazine who focuses on movies
  • Henry George Corliss (1817-1888), American engineer, inventor of the Corliss Valve which improved the steam engine and founder of the Corliss Engine Company in 1856
  • Edward Corliss Kilbourne (1856-1959), American founder of the Seattle public electricity system
  • Corliss P. Stone (1838-1906), American politician, Mayor of Seattle, Washington, 1872-73 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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