The ancestry of the name Karnabey dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Carnaby
a parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Karnabey family
The surname Karnabey 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 Karnabey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karnabey 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 Karnabey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Karnabey Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Karnabey have been found, including Carnaby, Carnabey and others.
Early Notables of the Karnabey 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 Karnabey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Karnabey family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Karnabey, or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Carnaby who settled in Virginia in 1741.