Meaning and Origin of: Corse

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 Englishcors, 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.