The name Cormaby is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in the region of Carnaby
a parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Cormaby family
The surname Cormaby 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 Cormaby family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cormaby 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 Cormaby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cormaby 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 Cormaby were recorded, including Carnaby, Carnabey and others.
Early Notables of the Cormaby 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 Cormaby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cormaby 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 Cormaby family emigrate to North America: Elizabeth Carnaby who settled in Virginia in 1741.