The name Corselis was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Corselis family lived in Rouen, Normandy
. The name, however, derives from a number of places which derive their names from the Latin root, corticella,
which means court.
Early Origins of the Corselis family
The surname Corselis was first found in Normandy
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Corselis family
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Corselis Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Corselis have been found, including Corselis, Corsellis, Curcelles, Curcellis and many more.
Early Notables of the Corselis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Corselis family to Ireland
Some of the Corselis family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Corselis family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. 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 Corselis were among those contributors: Frank Corsell, who came to Indiana in 1844.