The name Corp comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a dark-haired person. In Yorkshire
, the surname Corp is derived from the Old Norse word korpr,
which means raven;
, the surname is derived from the Old French word corp,
which has the same meaning.
Early Origins of the Corp family
The surname Corp was first found in Yorkshire
, where Walter le Corp was recorded in 1177.
Early History of the Corp family
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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.
Early Notables of the Corp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Corp family to the New World and Oceana
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, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sea Park" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA PARK 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/seapark1852.shtml.
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