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Corboy Early Origins



The surname Corboy was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Corboy Spelling Variations


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Corboy Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Corboy has appeared as Corby, Corbie and others.

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Corboy Early History


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Corboy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corboy research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1615, 1604 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Corboy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corboy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corboy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corboy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corboy In Ireland


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Corboy In Ireland



Some of the Corboy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 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



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them: Benjamine Corby who settled in Maryland in 1775; Thomas and William settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1799 and 1846; respectively.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corboy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corboy (post 1700)



  • Matt Corboy (b. 1973), American actor
  • Edwin Wilkie Corboy (1896-1950), Australian politician

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Corboy Historic Events


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Corboy Historic Events




RMS Lusitania


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Corboy Family Crest Products


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Corboy Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Corboy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corboy 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 December 2014 at 15:04.

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