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The name Corp comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a dark-haired person. In Yorkshire and Suffolk, the surname Corp is derived from the Old Norse word korpr, which means raven; in Oxfordshire, the surname is derived from the Old French word corp, which has the same meaning.

Corp Early Origins



The surname Corp was first found in Yorkshire, where Walter le Corp was recorded in 1177.

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Corp Spelling Variations


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Corp Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Corp has undergone many spelling variations, including Corp, Corps, Corpe and others.

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Corp Early History


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Corp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corp research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1231, 1273, 1293, 1297, 1744, and 1801 are included under the topic Early Corp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corp Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Corp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Corp were among those contributors:

Corp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Corp who arrived in America in 1747

Corp Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Corp, aged 22, a shoemaker, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corp (post 1700)



  • Aaron Corp (b. 1989), American football quarterback
  • Ronald Geoffrey Corp OBE (b. 1951), English composer, conductor, and Church of England priest

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Corp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corp 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 September 2014 at 11:15.

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