The ancestors of the Karnabay surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the region of Carnaby
a parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Karnabay family
The surname Karnabay 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 Karnabay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karnabay 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 Karnabay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Karnabay Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Karnabay include Carnaby, Carnabey and others.
Early Notables of the Karnabay 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 Karnabay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Karnabay family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Elizabeth Carnaby who settled in Virginia in 1741.