Corso History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Corso family

The surname Corso was first found in Syracuse a city of Sicily, capital of the province of Sicily. It was an important Greek colony in 734 B.C. Much of its early history deals with the many conflicts for control of the port. There are many remains of this civilization. Claudius Marcellus stormed Syracuse for the Romans in 212. In 665 A.D Heraclius Constans fixed his capital there. It was destroyed by the Saracens in 878. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Corso family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corso research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1536, 1536, 1490, 1545, 1503 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Corso History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Corso Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Corso, Corsi, Corsellini, Corseli, Corsello and many more.

Early Notables of the Corso family (pre 1700)

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corso Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Corso migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corso Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Vicente Corso, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1875 [1]
  • Anna Corso, aged 38, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • Antonina Corso, aged 20, who arrived in America, in 1895
  • Aniello Corso, aged 20, who arrived in America from Lacedonia, in 1898
Corso Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angela Corso, aged 5, who arrived in America from Termini, Sicily, in 1908
  • Abramo Corso, aged 28, who arrived in America from Fonzaso, Italy, in 1909
  • Angela Corso, aged 9, who arrived in America from S. Agata, Sicily, in 1912
  • Alessandro Corso, aged 23, who arrived in America from Leoconi, Italy, in 1914
  • Agostina Corso, aged 18, who arrived in America from Termini, Palermo, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Corso (post 1700) +

  • Paola Corso, American fiction writer, poet, and essayist
  • Philip J. Corso (1915-1998), American Army officer and author, best known for his controversial book The Day After Roswell
  • Leland "Lee" Corso (b. 1935), American sports broadcaster and football analyst for ESPN
  • Gregory Nunzio Corso (1930-2001), American poet
  • Mario Corso (1941-2020), nicknamed Mariolino, an Italian former football player and coach
  • Oxana Corso (b. 1995), Italian three-time gold and two-time silver medalist Paralympic athlete
  • Davide Corso (b. 1992), Italian football midfielder
  • Daniel Corso (b. 1978), Canadian professional ice hockey centre


  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)


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