Carbury History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Carbury. It was a name for someone who 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."

Early Origins of the Carbury family

The surname Carbury 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 Carbury family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carbury research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1230 is included under the topic Early Carbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Carbury 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. Carbury has appeared as Carberry, Carbarry, Carbery, Carbray, Carbury, Carbrey, Carbry, Carby, Crebarin and many more.

Early Notables of the Carbury family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Carbury family to Ireland

Some of the Carbury family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand Carbury migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Carbury Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Carbury, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "John Wickliffe" arriving in Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand on 23rd March 1848 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Carbury (post 1700) +

  • Flight Lieutenant Brian John George Carbury DFC & Bar (1918-1962), New Zealand fighter ace of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War
  • Brian Carbury, New Zealander fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force, during World War II, credited with 15½ aerial victories


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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