The Carnabay name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the region of Carnaby
a parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Carnabay family
The surname Carnabay was first found in Northumberland
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 Carnabay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carnabay research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1407, 1404, 1541, 1595, 1645, 1624, 1628, 1629, 1640, 1640 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Carnabay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carnabay Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Carnabay has undergone many spelling variations
, including Carnaby, Carnabey and others.
Early Notables of the Carnabay family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir William Carnaby (died 1407), English politician, Member of Parliament for Northumberland
in 1404; Leonard Cornaby, High Sheriff
of Northumberland... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carnabay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carnabay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Carnabay were among those contributors: Elizabeth Carnaby who settled in Virginia in 1741.