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The name Carbrey was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Carbrey family lived in the parish of Inveresk, Lothian, which was first recorded in the form Crebarrin, from the words Gaelic craobhm meaning "tree," and barran, meaning "hedge."

Carbrey Early Origins



The surname Carbrey was first found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Carbrey Spelling Variations


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Carbrey Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Carbrey has appeared as Carberry, Carbarry, Carbery, Carbray, Carbury, Carbrey, Carbry, Carby, Crebarin and many more.

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Carbrey Early History


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Carbrey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carbrey research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1230 is included under the topic Early Carbrey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carbrey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carbrey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carbrey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carbrey In Ireland


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Carbrey In Ireland



Some of the Carbrey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: Edward, James, John, Patrick, William Carberry arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1855; John Carbery arrived in New York 1803; Cormick Carbey arrived in Philadelphia in 1864..

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