Corton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Corton family

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.

Early History of the Corton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corton research. Another 109 words (8 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Corton family (pre 1700)

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

United States Corton migration to the United States +

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 [1]
Corton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonio Corton, aged 22, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Andres Corton, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1825 [1]
  • Francisco Javier Corton, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1845 [1]
  • Jose Eugenio Corton, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1849 [1]

Australia Corton migration to Australia +

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

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 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Corton (post 1700) +

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

  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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from on Facebook
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