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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)


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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.

Migration of the Carbury family to the New World and Oceana


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..

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

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