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Corpus is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a dark-haired person. In Yorkshire and Suffolk, the surname Corpus 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 Corpus family


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

Early History of the Corpus family


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Corpus 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 Corpus were recorded, including Corp, Corps, Corpe and others.

Early Notables of the Corpus family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Corpus 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 Corpus family emigrate to North America:

Corpus Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Daniel Corpus, aged 37, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Oakley C. Curtis" from Buenos Aires, Argentina [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J664-FYZ : 6 December 2014), Daniel Corpus, 26 Oct 1920; citing departure port Buenos Aires, Argentina, arrival port New York, ship name Oakley C. Curtis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Felix Corpus, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Kroonland" from Antwerp, Belgium [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XJ-R35 : 6 December 2014), Felix Corpus, 26 Nov 1920; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Kroonland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Jose Corpus, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1921 from St. Thomas, B.W.I. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VD-4X7 : 6 December 2014), Jose Corpus, 10 Jan 1921; citing departure port St. Thomas, B.W.I., arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Robert Corpus, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1921 from Marseille, France; Bicerte, Tunis [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6K1-RTR : 6 December 2014), Robert Corpus, 03 Feb 1921; citing departure port Marseille, France; Bicerte, Tunis, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Corpus (post 1700)


  • Joey Corpus (1958-2017), American violin teacher in New York City

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J664-FYZ : 6 December 2014), Daniel Corpus, 26 Oct 1920; citing departure port Buenos Aires, Argentina, arrival port New York, ship name Oakley C. Curtis, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XJ-R35 : 6 December 2014), Felix Corpus, 26 Nov 1920; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Kroonland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VD-4X7 : 6 December 2014), Jose Corpus, 10 Jan 1921; citing departure port St. Thomas, B.W.I., arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6K1-RTR : 6 December 2014), Robert Corpus, 03 Feb 1921; citing departure port Marseille, France; Bicerte, Tunis, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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