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Corbett Name Meaning

English (Shropshire; of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘little crow’, ‘raven’, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English corbet, a diminutive of corb, alluding probably to someone with dark hair or a dark complexion. The name was taken from Shropshire to Scotland in the 12th century and to northern Ireland in the 17th century, and thence to North America by one group of bearers of the name. Irish: see Corban.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cobbett, Corbell, Herbert, Dorsett, Corlett, Torbett, Cockett

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Corbett Family Origin

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Corbett Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Corbett family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Corbett. The most common Corbett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Corbett's were Farmers.

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Corbett Life Expectancy

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