The roots of the name Carbray are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Carbray was originally found in the parish of Inveresk, Lothian
, which was first recorded in the form Crebarrin, from the words Gaelic craobhm
meaning "tree," and barran,
Early Origins of the Carbray family
The surname Carbray 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.
Early History of the Carbray family
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Carbray Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Carbray has appeared as Carberry, Carbarry, Carbery, Carbray, Carbury, Carbrey, Carbry, Carby, Crebarin and many more.
Early Notables of the Carbray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carbray family to Ireland
Some of the Carbray 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.
Migration of the Carbray family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. 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..