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Corbell Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a basketmaker, from Old French corbeille ‘basket’, or alternatively possibly a nickname for someone with black hair, from Old French corbel ‘raven’. Americanized spelling of Körbel or Korbel. Americanized spelling of Dutch Corbeel, from Old French corbel ‘raven’ (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Corbeil, Cordell, Cornell, Correll, Corbett, Covell, Corwell, Cowell

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Where is the Corbell family from?

You can see how Corbell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corbell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corbell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 14 Corbell families living in Virginia. This was about 52% of all the recorded Corbell's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Corbell families in 1840.
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What did your Corbell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Corbell. 22% of Corbell men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Corbell women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corbell were Salesman and School Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • School Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Corbell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corbell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 977 immigration records available for the last name Corbell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Corbell. For the veterans among your Corbell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corbell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Corbell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Corbell in 1957 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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