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Where did the Scottish Corbett family come from? What is the Scottish Corbett family crest and coat of arms? When did the Corbett family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Corbett family history?From the historical and enchanting region of Normandy emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Corbett family. Originally, the Norman people were known only by a single name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Corbett is a nickname type of surname for a person with dark hair. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Corbett was originally derived from the Old French word "corbet," which means "dark haired."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Corbett, Corbet, Corbetts, Corbit, Corbitt, Corbitts and many more.
First found in Shropshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corbett research. Another 289 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1241, 1296, 1580, 1637, 1624, 1600, 1582, 1635, 1594, 1662, 1646, 1648, 1595, 1662, 1617, 1657, 1640, 1640, 1683, 1677, 1683, 1658, 1675, 1748, 1705 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Corbett History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 289 words(21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corbett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Corbett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Corbett Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Corbett Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Corbett Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Deus pascit corvos
Motto Translation: God feeds the ravens.
The Corbett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corbett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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