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The name Corpe is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a dark-haired person. In Yorkshire and Suffolk, the surname Corpe 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.

Corpe Early Origins



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

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Corpe Spelling Variations


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Corpe Spelling Variations



Corpe has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Corp, Corps, Corpe and others.

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Corpe Early History


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Corpe Early History



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

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Corpe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corpe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Corpe 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Corpes to arrive on North American shores:

Corpe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Corpe, who arrived in Bermuda in 1747

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corpe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corpe (post 1700)



  • William Wescombe Corpe (1836-1923), English-born, New Zealand clerk, station manager, sawmiller, storekeeper and dairy manufacturer

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Corpe Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Corpe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corpe 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 5 October 2015 at 09:13.

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