The name Cormabay is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the region of Carnaby
a parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Cormabay family
The surname Cormabay was first found in Northumberland
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.
Early History of the Cormabay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cormabay research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1407, 1404, 1541, 1595, 1645, 1624, 1628, 1629, 1640, 1640 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Cormabay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cormabay Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cormabay has been spelled many different ways, including Carnaby, Carnabey and others.
Early Notables of the Cormabay family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir William Carnaby (died 1407), English politician, Member of Parliament for Northumberland
in 1404; Leonard Cornaby, High Sheriff
of Northumberland... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cormabay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cormabay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cormabays to arrive in North America: Elizabeth Carnaby who settled in Virginia in 1741.