Origins Available: Italian, Scottish
Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Corse. It is derived from the Scotish word kerss, or carse, which describes low, fertile land, often next to a river. The surname may well be a habitational name taken on from any of several places so named, such as Carse of Falkirk, Carse of Forth, Carse of Gowrie, Carse in Kirkcudbrightshire, or Carse in Argyllshire.
Early Origins of the Corse family
Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Corse family
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Corse Spelling Variations
Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Corse has been spelled Carse, Carss, Cars, Carsey and others.
Early Notables of the Corse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Corse family to the New World and Oceana
The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:
Corse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Corse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Corse Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nil fatalia terrent
Motto Translation: Things decreed by fate do not dismay us
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