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Corlett Genealogy and Corlett Family History Information

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  • Alfred Corlett (1848 - 1932)
    In 1850, Alfred Corlett, along with his parents and siblings, arrived at Lyttelton on the Sir George Seymour , one of the First Four Ships to carry emigrants from England to the new colony of Canterbur...
  • Alfred Harpam Corlett (1890 - 1915)
    Rank: Private Service No: 11/407 Date of Death: 08/08/1915 Age: 24 Regiment/Service: Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Panel Reference: 19. Memorial: CHUNUK BAIR (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL Addition...
  • Barbara Corlett (c.1609 - 1687)
    The widow Elizabeth Cutter, died in Jan. 1663-4, and her will was probated April 1, 1664. Having lived with her daughter for the last twenty years of her life, Elizabeth left all her estate to her daug...
  • Benjamin Corlett (1844 - 1928)
    Emigration : Sep 8 1850 - Plymouth Sound, England Immigration : Aboard the Sir George Seymour - Dec 17 1850 Benjamin Corlett arrived in Canterbury when he was six, with his parents Stephan (1805-...
  • Franklin Corlett (1893 - 1915)
    Franklin was killed side by side with his brother Alfred. Rank: Private Service No: 10/307 Date of Death: 08/08/1915 Age: 22 Regiment/Service: Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Panel Reference:...

About the Corlett surname

Corlett is a surname of Manx origin. The name is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic Mac Thorliot, derived from an Old Norse personal name composed of two elements: the name Þórr and ljótr meaning "bright". Another opinion is that the Old Norse Þorliótr may mean "Thor-people". The name appears earliest in records as Corlett in 1504 and MacCorleot in 1511.

- Wikipedia, 31/08/11

See for more possibilities regarding the 'ljótr' element.

At the time of writing, there are at least two genetic studies in progress to investigate Manx names, including Corlett. See &