The origins of the Corbridge name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived 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 Corbridge family
The surname Corbridge 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 Corbridge family
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Corbridge Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Corbridge were recorded, including Corbridge, Corbreyke, Corbreake, Corbig and others.
Early Notables of the Corbridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Corbridge family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Corbridge family emigrate to North America:
Corbridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Corbridge, who arrived in New York in 1831
- Thomas Corbridge, who settled in New York in 1831
- Susan Corbridge, who settled in New York in 1831
- Rachael Corbridge, who arrived in New York in 1831
- Henrietta Corbridge, who arrived in New York in 1831
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Corbridge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Amanda Corbridge, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Hyde, in 1903
- Arthur Corbridge, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1906
- Fanny Corbridge, aged 57, who settled in America, in 1906
- Clifford Corbridge, aged 32, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1915
- Charles Corbridge, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Corbridge (post 1700)
- Lawrence Edward Corbridge (b. 1949), American Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints member of First Quorum of the Seventy