The name Curcellis reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Curcellis family lived in Rouen, Normandy
. The name, however, derives from a number of places which derive their names from the Latin root, corticella,
which means court.
Early Origins of the Curcellis family
The surname Curcellis was first found in Normandy
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Curcellis family
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Curcellis Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Curcellis family name include Corselis, Corsellis, Curcelles, Curcellis and many more.
Early Notables of the Curcellis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Curcellis family to Ireland
Some of the Curcellis family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Curcellis family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Curcellis family to immigrate North America: Frank Corsell, who came to Indiana in 1844.