Corbally History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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, Tipperary, and Waterford.

Early Origins of the Corbally family

The surname Corbally 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 Corbally family

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Corbally Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Corbally, Corballis and others.

Early Notables of the Corbally family (pre 1700)

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United States Corbally migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corbally Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Dennis Corbally, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1845
  • Ann Corbally, who arrived in New York in 1854
  • Thomas Corbally, who arrived in New York in 1854
  • Ann Corbally, aged 15, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]
  • Thomas Corbally, aged 23, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]

Australia Corbally migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Corbally Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Corbally, (Cerbally), (b. 1778), aged 42, Irish seaman who was convicted in Dublin, Ireland for life, transported aboard the "Dorothy" on 5th May 1820, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Corbally (post 1700) +

  • Dr. John E Corbally, American president of the University of Illinois
  • Chris Corbally, American adjunct Associate Professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 12th July 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/dorothy


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