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Corpening History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Corpening is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a dark-haired person. In Yorkshire and Suffolk, the surname Corpening 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.

Early Origins of the Corpening family


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

Early History of the Corpening family


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Corpening Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Corpening have been found, including Corp, Corps, Corpe and others.

Early Notables of the Corpening family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Corpening family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Corpening surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Edward Corp who arrived in America in 1747; and George Corps sailed to San Francisco in 1851.

Contemporary Notables of the name Corpening (post 1700)


  • Steve Corpening (b. 1965), former American soccer player who played from 1984 to 1995

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