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The lineage of the name Cornaby begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the region of Carnaby a parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Cornaby Early Origins



The surname Cornaby 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.

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Cornaby Spelling Variations


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Cornaby Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cornaby has undergone many spelling variations, including Carnaby, Carnabey and others.

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Cornaby Early History


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Cornaby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cornaby 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 Cornaby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cornaby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cornaby Early Notables (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 Cornaby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cornaby were among those contributors: Elizabeth Carnaby who settled in Virginia in 1741.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cornaby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cornaby (post 1700)



  • Mary E. Cornaby, United States Senate Librarian (2008-2009)

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Cornaby Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. 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.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Cornaby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cornaby 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 2 June 2016 at 09:08.

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