Show ContentsCorser History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Corser comes from one of the family having worked as a horsemaster. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old French word cosser, for horse keeper, and was an official position within the noble household.

Early Origins of the Corser family

The surname Corser was first found in Staffordshire, where they seated from ancient times.

Early History of the Corser family

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Corser Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Corser have been found, including: Corsar, Cosser, Corser, Corveiser, Coreviser and many more.

Early Notables of the Corser family (pre 1700)

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United States Corser migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Corser, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Corser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Alice Corser, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [1]
  • John Corser, who landed in New England in 1716 [1]
Corser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miss Corser, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Mr. Corser, aged 62, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Florence Corser, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Corser Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Walter Corser, aged 22, who landed in America from Fochabers, Scotland, in 1907
  • Evelyn Corser, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Fred Corser, aged 24, who landed in America from Carlisle, England, in 1913
  • Charles Herman Corser, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Jeanette Corser, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Corser migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Corser Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

West Indies Corser migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Corser Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Mr. William Corser, (b. 1593), aged 41, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Hopewell" arriving in Barbados on 17th February 1634 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Corser (post 1700) +

  • Frederick Gardner Corser (1849-1924), American architect of homes and public buildings in the U.S. states of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
  • Troy Corser (b. 1971), Australian motorcycle racer in the Superbike World Championship from 1992 to 2011
  • Thomas Corser (1793-1876), British clergyman, editor of Collectanea Anglo-Poetica [4]
  • Edward Bernard Cresset Corser (1852-1928), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Wide Bay (1915-1928), Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Maryborough (1909-1915)
  • Bernard Henry Corser (1882-1967), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Wide Bay (1928-1954), Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Burnett (1912-1928)
  • Rodger Corser (b. 1973), Australian actor, best known for his portrayals of Detective Senior Sergeant Steve Owen in the Nine Network crime mini-series Underbelly

The Corser 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: Recto cursu
Motto Translation: In a right course.

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from
  4. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020 on Facebook