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Corby Early Origins



The surname Corby 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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Corby Spelling Variations


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Corby Spelling Variations



Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Corby has been spelled Corby, Corbie and others.

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Corby Early History


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Corby Early History



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

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Corby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corby Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Corby In Ireland


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Corby In Ireland



Some of the Corby 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



For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Corby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Benjamine Corby who settled in Maryland in 1775
  • Thomas and William Corby settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1799 and 1846 respectively

Corby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Corby, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1823
  • Bernard Corby, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1836

Corby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ada Corby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Petrel" in 1851
  • Alfred Corby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Petrel" in 1851
  • John Corby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Petrel" in 1851
  • William Corby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Petrel" in 1851
  • Emma Corby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Petrel" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corby (post 1700)



  • Colleen Corby (b. 1947), American former model, known for her work with Sears, JC Penney, Montgomery Ward, and others
  • Ellen Corby (1911-1999), American three-time Emmy Award winning actress, best known for her role as Grandma Esther Walton on the CBS television series The Waltons
  • William Corby, American President of the University of Notre Dame and Chaplain to the Irish Brigade during the American Civil War
  • Matthew John "Matt" Corby (b. 1990), Australian singer-songwriter and musician
  • Kevin Corby (b. 1959), former English cricketer
  • John Corby (1803-1890), birth name of John George Howard, English-born, Canadian City of Toronto's official surveyor and civil engineer and the principal donor of High Park
  • Henry "Harry" Corby (1851-1917), Canadian businessman and politician who represented Hastings West as a Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1888 to 1901, son of Henry Corby
  • Henry Corby (1806-1881), Canadian businessman and politician, founder of Corbyville, Ontario and Corby Distillers; he represented Hastings East in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Conservative from 1867 to 1874
  • Michael Corby (b. 1955), English rock guitarist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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    The Corby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corby 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 26 January 2016 at 15:16.

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