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From the historical and enchanting region of Normandy emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Corbet family. Originally, the Norman people were known only by a single name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Corbet is a nickname type of surname for a person with dark hair. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Corbet was originally derived from the Old French word "corbeau," which means "raven."

Corbet Early Origins



The surname Corbet was first found in Shropshire, where they claim descendancy from Roger, son of Corbet as listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. Roger le Corbet (or Fitz Corbet) was granted several manors by William the Conqueror as the Barony of Caus for his role in the Conquest. "The first Corbet came from Shropshire and settled in Teviotdale under Earl David in the first quarter of the twelfth century." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Corbet Spelling Variations


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Corbet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Corbett, Corbet, Corbetts, Corbit, Corbitt, Corbitts and many more.

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Corbet Early History


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Corbet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corbet research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1241, 1296, 1580, 1637, 1624, 1600, 1582, 1635, 1594, 1662, 1646, 1648, 1595, 1662, 1617, 1657, 1640, 1640, 1683, 1677, 1683, 1658, 1675, 1748, 1705 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Corbet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corbet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corbet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Sir Robert Corbett of Selkirk Abbey; Sir Andrew Corbet (1580-1637), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Shropshire (1624-25), matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford (1600); Richard Corbet (1582-1635) poet and prelate; Sir John Corbet, 1st Baronet of Stoke upon Tern (1594-1662), an English...

Another 102 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corbet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corbet In Ireland


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Corbet In Ireland



Some of the Corbet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corbet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Corbet who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Charles Corbet, who arrived in America in 1654-1679
  • Mary Corbet, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Andrew Corbet, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685
  • John Corbet who arrived in New Jersey in 1685

Corbet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jaques Corbet, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Jane Corbet, who landed in Virginia in 1715
  • Henry Corbet, who arrived in America in 1760-1763
  • Elizabeth Corbet, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1767

Corbet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Corbet, who landed in America in 1806
  • Peter Corbet, aged 29, arrived in Ohio in 1812
  • Francis Corbet, aged 60, landed in New York in 1812
  • Dennis Corbet, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1848
  • Jacob Corbet, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corbet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Louis Corbet, who married Marie-Madeleine Cadoret in Quebec City in 1751
  • Alexander Corbet who sailed on the Lucy to Canada and settled in PEI in 1790

Corbet Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Corbet who settled in Montreal, PQ in 1802
  • Ann Corbet who with her husband Allan MacDonald, settled in Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Patrick Corbet, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1830

Corbet Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. Corbet arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1854
  • Edward Corbet arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eastfield" in 1857
  • Sarah Corbet arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eastfield" in 1857
  • Patrick Corbet, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874
  • Patrick Corbet, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corbet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corbet (post 1700)



  • Brady James Monson Corbet (b. 1988), American actor, best known for playing Mason Freeland in the film Thirteen
  • William Corbet (1779-1842), Irish soldier who became a French naturalised citizen in 1814 holding the position of Chief of Staff to General d'Aumont at Caen
  • Freda Künzlen Corbet (1900-1993), British Labour politician, Member of Parliament for Camberwell North West (1945-1950) and for Peckham (1950-1974)
  • René Corbet (b. 1973), retired Canadian NHL ice hockey player who played from 1993 to 2011
  • Jean-Charles Corbet, French former CEO of Air Lib and aviator
  • Denys Corbet (1826-1909), Channel Islands poet from Guernsey, Naďve painter, and school master
  • Christian Cardell Corbet (b. 1966), Canadian sculptor, painter and designer, co-founder and the first President of the Canadian Portrait Academy
  • Sir John Vincent Corbet (1911-1996), 7th Baronet of Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, English peer
  • Sir Gerald Vincent Corbet (1868-1955), 6th Baronet of Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, English peer
  • Sir Roland James Corbet (1892-1915), 5th Baronet of Moreton Corbet, Shropshire, English peer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Deus pascit corvos
Motto Translation: God feeds the ravens.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  11. ...

The Corbet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corbet 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.

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