The surname is one of those rare Irish names that is derived from a place name; in this case, from Corballis. Corballis is derived from the Gaelic "cor baile," which means "odd or twisted towland." This most likely refers to the shape of the land in this region. Today there are several places named Corbally in Ireland
, in Counties Limerick
, and Waterford.
Early Origins of the Corballis family
The surname Corballis was first found in Dublin
(Irish: Áth Cliath) located on the east coast of Ireland
in the province of Leinster
, where they held a family seat
in the barony of Balrothery. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion
of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Tallaght and Saggart where they represented the first recorded reference to the name. This is a name which is derived from a place name. The name was found later in County Louth.
Early History of the Corballis family
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Corballis Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Corballis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Corballis family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dennis Corbally, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1845; Ann Corbally, who arrived in New York in 1854; as well as Thos Corbally, who arrived in New York in 1854..
Contemporary Notables of the name Corballis (post 1700)
- Richard Patrick "Dick" Corballis (1946-2016), New Zealand academic