name Corbeicke comes from when the family resided in Corbridge, a parish in Northumberland
. The place name meant "bridge near Corchester." It is made up of two elements, Cor
, a diminutive of the place name Corchester, and brycg
, an Old English word for bridge.
Early Origins of the Corbeicke family
The surname Corbeicke was first found in Northumberland
at Corbridge which dates back to at least 1050 when it was listed as Corebricg. It is believed to be the most northerly town in the Roman Empire
and ruins of a Roman fort can still be seen there today. By 1138, King David of Scotland
, had made frequent incursions into the English territories and had encamped his forces here, but was subsequently burnt by the Scots in 1296, and again in 1311. From its great importance, King John, expecting to find concealed treasure, directed a search, but found nothing. The Battle of Corbridge took place at Corbridge in 918. It decided the fate of the Viking kingdom of Northumbria and the English Earldom of Bamburgh.
Early History of the Corbeicke family
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Corbeicke Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Corbeicke has been recorded under many different variations, including Corbridge, Corbreyke, Corbreake, Corbig and others.
Early Notables of the Corbeicke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Corbeicke family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Corbeicke or a variant listed above: William Corbridge, who arrived in New York in 1831; Thomas Corbridge, who came to New York in 1831; Susan Corbridge, who came to New York in 1831; Rachael Corbridge, who arrived in New York in 1831.