Corbin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

From the historical and enchanting region of Normandy emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Corbin 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 Corbin is a nickname type of surname for a person with dark hair. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Corbin was originally derived from the Old French word "corbeau," which means "raven."

Early Origins of the Corbin family

The surname Corbin 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. He is said to have obtained the manor of Foghou which he held as a vassal under the earls of Dunbar (Chalmers, I, p. 499). Robert Corbet was a witness to the Inquisitio of Earl David c. 1124, and to a charter by the earl to Selkirk Abbey (Kelso, 4). His son, Walter, acquired the manor of Malcarvestun and other lands in Teviotdale and made grants to the Abbey of Kelso, and gifted the church of Malcaruiston to the same abbey." [1]

"Corbet, a noble Norman, came into England with the Conqueror, and from his son Roger Corbet descended the baronial house, as well as the families of the name now existing." [2]

Another source notes "a Norman family too well known to need any detail. Hence the Barons Corbet of Caux, and the Baronets Corbet." [3]

Important Dates for the Corbin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corbin research. Another 144 words (10 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, 1711 and are included under the topic Early Corbin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Corbin Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Corbin family (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 politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1646 and 1648; Miles Corbet (1595-1662), an English politician, recorder of Yarmouth, convicted for Regicide of King...
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Migration of the Corbin family to Ireland

Some of the Corbin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Corbin migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corbin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Clement Corbin, who landed in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1638 [4]
  • Hun Corbin, who arrived in Virginia in 1645 [4]
  • Henry Corbin, who arrived in Maryland in 1654 [4]
  • Robert Corbin, who landed in New England in 1658 [4]
  • George Corbin, who landed in Maryland in 1667 [4]
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Corbin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eliza Corbin, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [4]
  • John Corbin, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [4]
  • Owen Corbin, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [4]
  • Morris Corbin, who arrived in Virginia in 1713 [4]
  • William Corbin, who landed in America in 1760-1763 [4]
Corbin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • T L Corbin, aged 22, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836 [4]
  • John, Corbin Jr., who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1846 [4]
  • A Corbin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]
  • A Corbin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [4]

Corbin migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corbin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • David Corbin, son of Jean and Anne, married Marie Parant, daughter of Pierre and Jeanne, in Quebec on 25th November 1670 [5]
Corbin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Corbin, son of David and Marie, married Françoise Brassard, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Quebec on 22nd November 1700 [5]
  • André Corbin, son of David and Marie, married Charlotte De Rainville, daughter of Jean and Élisabeth, in Quebec on 26th January 1706 [5]
  • David Corbin, son of David and Marie, married Marie-Jeanne Faveron, daughter of Noel and Marie, in Quebec on 28th February 1707 [5]
  • Jean-Baptiste Corbin, son of Pierre and Françoise, married Geneviève Amyot, daughter of Philippe and Marie, in Saint-Augustin, Quebec on 10th October 1722 [5]
  • Etienne Corbin, son of David and Marie-Jeanne, married Marie-Angélique Boulet, daughter of Martin and Françoise, in Quebec on 6th July 1733 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Corbin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Aaron L Corbin, who arrived in Canada in 1828

Corbin migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Corbin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Walter Corbin, (b. 1853), aged 20, English farm labourer from Sussex travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Surat" going to Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand in 1873, the ship sunk at the Catlins River all the passengers were transported to Dunedin via various rescure vessels [6]
  • Mrs. Ellen Corbin, (b. 1853), aged 20, English settler from Sussex travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Surat" going to Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand in 1873, the ship sunk at the Catlins River all the passengers were transported to Dunedin via various rescure vessels [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Corbin (post 1700)

  • Donald Louis Corbin (1938-2016), American jurist and politician served in the Arkansas House of Representatives (1971-1981)
  • Robert L. "Bob" Corbin (1922-2013), American politician, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1977-2000
  • Margaret Corbin (1751-1800), née Cochran, American woman who fought in the American Revolutionary War, the first woman in U.S. history to receive a pension from Congress for military service
  • Austin Corbin (1827-1896), American railroad executive, President of Long Island Rail Road (1881-1896)
  • Tyrone Kennedy Corbin (b. 1962), American NBA lead assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings
  • Leonard Barrie "Barry" Corbin (b. 1940), American Emmy Award nominated actor
  • Easton Corbin (b. 1982), American country music singer
  • William E. Corbin (1869-1951), American inventor and politician; he invented Nibroc paper towels in 1922, Mayor of the city of Berlin, New Hampshire (1931-1932)
  • Patrick A. Corbin (b. 1989), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Major-General Clifford Lee Corbin (1883-1966), American Director of Procurement Service, Office of the Quartermaster-General (1942-1946) [7]
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Corbin family

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Ralph V. L. Corbin, American Seaman First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [8]

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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)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 23) Clifford Corbin. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Corbin/Clifford_Lee/USA.html
  8. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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