Corcoran (Corkoran) Families Identified in the 1881 Bradford Civil Parish, Bradford West End Sub Registration District, Yorkshire, England and Research into their Irish Origins

Liverpool was the port of entry for the vast majority of the Irish that departed the Connaght Counties of Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo and Galway. Many Irish immigrants unable to find work in Liverpool were drawn to places like Manchester, Bradford and Leeds and their thriving textile and other industrial development in the mid 19th century.

After analyzing 22 of the 24 districts in the 1881 Bradford West End Census records, I have only identified three entries that could be possible Corcoran variants. Surnames Coachran and Coran are a bit removed from the surname but were included in the event they were spelled phonetically and errors were made in the translation.

Keep in mind that the connections I draw are what appear to me to be the same family and need to be further analyzed to make sure the conclusion is correct (hopefully with supporting evidence such as GRO marriage records and baptismal records). Please use this information with that caveat in mind so that nothing is assumed and no stones are left unturned to assure it's your family and the connection is accurate. The vast majority of earlier census records fail to give a place name of origin in Ireland.

District Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status and Misc Info
17 26 Longland Street Coachran, Bridget, Lodger 36 Keighley, Yorkshire Worsted Spinner U; lives with the John Drisdale Family from Burnside
19 55 Longcroft Place Coran, Bridget, mother in law 50 Ireland Charwoman Widow; lives with son in law Peter Lee 28 Mason's Laborer and her daughter Sarah Hannah Lee 22 Worsted Weaver and their two children Richard 2, James 9 mos.
19 55 Longcroft Place Coran, Catherine, Sister 22 Bradford, Yorkshire Worsted Doffer U;
19 55 Longcroft Place Coran, John, Brother 14 Bradford, Yorkshire Worsted Spinner  
22 New Market Street Town Hall Corcoran, Daniel 18 Bradford, Yorkshire General Laborer U;