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The ancient history of the Colbey name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Colby, a parish in the county of Norfolk.

Colbey Early Origins



The surname Colbey was first found in Norfolk 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.

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Colbey Spelling Variations


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Colbey Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Colbey include Colby, Colbey, Coalby and others.

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Colbey Early History


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Colbey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Colbey research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Colbey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Colbey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Colbey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Colbey or a variant listed above:

Colbey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Colbey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840

Colbey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Colbey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Cooper" in 1841 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN COOPER 1841 - Captain Salmon. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1841JohnCooper.gif

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Contemporary Notables of the name Colbey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Colbey (post 1700)



  • Brian Colbey, contemporary former Australian rules footballer, active from 1966 to 1976

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Colbey Historic Events


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Colbey Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Robert Sabey Colbey (1916-1941), Australian Ordinary Seaman from Naracoorte, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN COOPER 1841 - Captain Salmon. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1841JohnCooper.gif

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Colbey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Colbey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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