History


After 130 years Commonwealth is still making history.
 
In 1876, a group of conveyancers met in a small office in Philadelphia to incorporate one of the world’s first title insurance companies, The Real Estate Title Insurance Company of Philadelphia. Later that year they issued the first modern title insurance policy -- and an industry was born.
 
You know that company today as Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company. And from that modest beginning during America’s Gilded Age, Commonwealth has been a leader in making title insurance a key to realizing the dream of property ownership for individuals and businesses alike.
 
Over more than 130 years, we’ve withstood depressions and panics, booms and busts, and times of war and peace. And now we’re stronger than ever before.
 
In late 2008, Commonwealth joined the Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF) family of companies, which collectively represent the largest title insurance and escrow services company in the world. You’ll be doing business with the same people you’ve known and trusted for years, but with the knowledge that your real estate transactions are backed by Fidelity – the #1 leader in financial strength.