The name Corsell came to England
with the ancestors of the Corsell family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Corsell 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 Corsell family
The surname Corsell was first found in Normandy
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Corsell family
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Corsell Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Corselis, Corsellis, Curcelles, Curcellis and many more.
Early Notables of the Corsell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Corsell family to Ireland
Some of the Corsell 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 Corsell family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Corsell or a variant listed above:
Corsell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Frank Corsell, who settled in Indiana in 1844