Carby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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In ancient Scotland, Carby was a Strathclyde-Briton 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 Carby family
The surname Carby 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 Carby family
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Carby Spelling Variations
In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Carby has been spelled CarBerry, Carbarry, Carbery, Carbray, Carbury, Carbrey, Carbry, Carby, Crebarin and many more.
Early Notables of the Carby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carby family to Ireland
Some of the Carby 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.
Carby migration to the United States +
Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:
Carby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Dan Carby, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 
- Denny Carby, who arrived in Virginia in 1656 
- Douny Carby, who landed in Virginia in 1656 
Carby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Carby, who arrived in Virginia in 1730 
Contemporary Notables of the name Carby (post 1700) +
- Hazel V. Carby, professor of African American Studies and of American Studies at Yale University
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)