Early Origins of the Corboy family
The surname Corboy was first found in Cumberland
, where "Alexander Corbie was retoured heir of Alexander Corbie, his father, in four sixteen parts of the lands of Luthrie, 1615 (Retours, Fife
, 255). John Corbie, messenger in New Milne in 1676, and seven more of the name are recorded in the Kirkcudbright Commissariot Record in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries." 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)
"Corbey is the Norman-French pronunciation of Corbet or Corbett." CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Early History of the Corboy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corboy research.Another 170 words (12 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.
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.
Early Notables of the Corboy family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Corboy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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Migration of the Corboy family to Ireland
Some of the Corboy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Corboy family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Corboy (post 1700)
- Matt Corboy (b. 1973), American actor
- Edwin Wilkie Corboy (1896-1950), Australian politician
Historic Events for the Corboy family
- Mr. Michael Corboy, Irish Fireman from County Down, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/