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The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Corson. The Corson family lived in Dumfriesshire, where the first mention of the Clan was of Morris Carson who was appointed Bailiff of the Isle of Man by King Alexander I of Scotland about 1100 A.D. They held a family seat at Accarsane.

Corson Early Origins



The surname Corson was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they are believed to be descended from the Irish Clan MacCarrghama of the Hy Fiachra and arrived on the south west Scottish coast about the 9th century. The clan built the famous Sweetheart Abbey. Sir Robert de Acarson (or de Carsan), a cleric witnessed a charter of Holm Cultram in 1276 and it may be the same Robert de Carsan who rendered homage to Edward I in 1296. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Corson Spelling Variations


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Corson Spelling Variations



The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Corson has appeared as Carson, Carsen and others.

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Corson Early History


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Corson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corson research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1305, and 1374 are included under the topic Early Corson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Corson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corson In Ireland


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Corson In Ireland



Some of the Corson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Corson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Corson, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Corson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Y. Corson, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Annie Corson, aged 26, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Emily Corson, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • George Corson, aged 55, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Georgina Corson, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Corson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • George Corson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Elizabeth Corson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corson (post 1700)



  • Amelia "Mille" Gade Corson (b. 1899), Danish-born American long-distance swimmer
  • Juliet Corson (1841-1897), American leader in cookery education
  • Fred Pierce Corson (1896-1985), American bishop of The Methodist Church
  • Dighton Corson, American politician in the states of Wisconsin and South Dakota
  • Hiram Corson (1828-1911), American professor of literature
  • James Corson (1906-1981), American Olympic athlete
  • Dale R. Corson (1914-2012), American eighth president of Cornell University
  • George Corson (1829-1910), Scottish architect
  • Thomas Allan Napier Corson (1902-1972), New Zealand businessman and local politician
  • Shayne Corson (b. 1966), retired Canadian professional hockey player

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Motto


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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: Ne m'oubliez
Motto Translation: Don't forget me.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Corson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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