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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire named Corse, from Welsh cors ‘marsh’, ‘bog’.
  • Scottish : topographic name from northern Middle English cors, corse ‘cross’, or a habitational name for someone from any of various places, for example in Grampian and Orkney, named with this word.
  • Danish or Dutch : from the personal name Corsse, a variant of Carsten, which was borne by Scandinavian settlers in New Netherland in the 17th century.

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