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Early Origins of the Gorbail family

The surname Gorbail was first found in Savoy (French: Savoie) in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where they held a family seat from the 12th century. One of the earliest records of the name was Gilles de Corbeil (ca. 1140-?), a French royal physician, teacher, and poet. Peter of Corbeil (died 1222), was a preacher and canon of Nôtre Dame de Paris, a scholastic philosopher and master of theology at the University of Paris, ca 1189.

William of Corbeil, Curbuil or Corbeuil (d. 1136), was Archbishop of Canterbury, "was doubtless born at the little town of Corbeil, on the Seine, halfway between Paris and Melun, unless indeed the unimportant village, Corbeil-le-Cerf, some distance south of Beauvais, has a better claim to this distinction. " [1]

Early History of the Gorbail family

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Gorbail Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Corbeil, Corbeile, Corbeille, Corbeill, Corbeile, Corbeyle, Corbail, Corbaille, Corbaille, Corbaill, Corbayle, Gorbeil, Gorbeile, Gorbeille, Gorbeill, Gorbeile, Gorbeyle, Gorbail, Gorbaile, Gorbaille, Gorbaill and many more.

Early Notables of the Gorbail family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gorbail family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francis Corbail, aged 36; who settled in New York in 1821. There were Corbeil's that settled in Rivières-des-Prairies during the 1700's and the records show the following marriages: André.

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook