Gorbett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gorbett family

The surname Gorbett 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]

Important Dates for the Gorbett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gorbett research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1619, 1666, 1699, and 1754 are included under the topic Early Gorbett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gorbett 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 Gorbett family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gorbett 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Gorbett (post 1700)

  • Gretchen Gorbett (b. 1947), American actress, known for her work on The Rockford Files (1974), Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) and Out of It (1969)
  • Glen Gorbett (1933-1993), American actor, known for his work on Route 66 (1960), Shenandoah (1965) and Chisum (1970)
  • Brady Gorbett (b. 1988), American Gotham Award nominated actor
  • John Gorbett (b. 1961), American two-time Golden Globe Award nominated actor, known for his work on Northern Exposure (1990), Raising Helen (2004) and United States of Tara (2009)
  • Joshua Gorbett, American co-founder of Colton, Clackamas County, Oregon

Citations

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