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The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Corton. Corton is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Corton Early Origins



The surname Corton was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family held a family seat in ancient times.

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Corton Spelling Variations


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Corton Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lacerte, Lecerte, LeCert, Lecertier, Certe, Certain, Certaine, Certaines, Certier, Certon, Certonne, Certan, Certeux, Certoux, de Certe, Ducerte, de Certier, Ducertier, de Certain, de Certaines, de Certon, de Certonne, de Certan, de Certeux and many more.

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Corton Early History


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Corton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corton research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1751, and 1769 are included under the topic Early Corton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Corton Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Corton, who landed in Virginia in 1666

Corton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Corton, aged 22, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Andres Corton, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1825
  • Francisco Javier Corton, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1845
  • Jose Eugenio Corton, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1849

Corton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Corton, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corton (post 1700)



  • Eric Corton (b. 1969), Dutch presenter, actor, author and diskjockey

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Corton Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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The Corton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corton 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.

This page was last modified on 8 December 2014 at 05:54.

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