The name Cornabey belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in the region of Carnaby
a parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Cornabey family
The surname Cornabey 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 Cornabey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cornabey research.Another 108 words (8 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 Cornabey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cornabey Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cornabey include Carnaby, Carnabey and others.
Early Notables of the Cornabey 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 Cornabey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cornabey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cornabey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Elizabeth Carnaby who settled in Virginia in 1741.