Corsellis is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Corsellis 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 Corsellis family
The surname Corsellis was first found in Normandy
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Corsellis family
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Corsellis Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Corsellis include Corselis, Corsellis, Curcelles, Curcellis and many more.
Early Notables of the Corsellis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Corsellis family to Ireland
Some of the Corsellis 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 Corsellis family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Corselliss to arrive on North American shores: Frank Corsell, who came to Indiana in 1844.