Corvin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Corvin family

The surname Corvin was first found in Northumberland where the "Curwens of Workington claim descent from the famous Gospatric, Earl of Northumberland. They 'took that name by covenant from Culwen, a family of Galloway, the heir whereof they had married.' Camden. De Culwen was changed to Curwen temp. Henry VI." [1]

Early History of the Corvin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corvin research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1571, 1621, 1679, 1379, 1602, 1664, 1666, 1696, 1640 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Corvin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Corvin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Curwen, Curwens, Corwen, Corwyn, Curwyn, Curwin, Curvin, Corwin, Kerwen, Kerwin, Kerwyn, Kervin and many more.

Early Notables of the Corvin family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Henry Curwen; Robert Curwen, a landholder in 1379 in Yorkshire; Sir Henry and Sir Thomas Curwen of Workington Hall; Sir Patricius Curwen, 1st Baronet (c. 1602-1664), an English landowner and politician who supported the Royalist side in the English Civil War; George Corwin...
Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corvin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Corvin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corvin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Corvin, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1894
Corvin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Thomas Corvin, aged 23, who settled in America from Dalton, England, in 1907
  • William Corvin, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Dudley Corvin, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1919
  • John E. Corvin, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Thomas Corvin, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923

Canada Corvin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corvin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Corvin U.E. who settled in Saint Stephen, New Brunswick c. 1783; member of the Port Matoon Association [2]


The Corvin 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: Si je n'estoy
Motto Translation: If I were not.


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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