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Gorbey Early Origins



The surname Gorbey was first found in Cumberland, 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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Gorbey Spelling Variations


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Gorbey Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Gorbey has been spelled Corby, Corbie and others.

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Gorbey Early History


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Gorbey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gorbey research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1615, 1604 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Gorbey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gorbey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gorbey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gorbey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gorbey In Ireland


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Gorbey In Ireland



Some of the Gorbey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlanti c. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them: Benjamine Corby who settled in Maryland in 1775; Thomas and William settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1799 and 1846; respectively.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gorbey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gorbey (post 1700)



  • James Henry Gorbey (1920-1977), American Republican politician, Mayor of Chester, Pennsylvania, 1964-67; Common Pleas Court Judge in Pennsylvania, 1968-70; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1970-77

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. 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.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Gorbey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gorbey 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 21 October 2015 at 09:45.

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