The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Karnaby come from when the family resided in the region of Carnaby
a parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Karnaby family
The surname Karnaby 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 Karnaby family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karnaby 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 Karnaby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Karnaby Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Karnaby has been recorded under many different variations, including Carnaby, Carnabey and others.
Early Notables of the Karnaby 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 Karnaby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Karnaby family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Karnaby or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Carnaby who settled in Virginia in 1741.