Corby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in northern England. Those in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire are named with the Old Norse personal name Kori (see Cory) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’, whereas the one in Cumbria has as its first element the Old Irish personal name Corc. French: from a diminutive of corb ‘crow’. Irish: variant of Corboy.

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


Similar surnames: Colby, Cosby, Carby, Sorby, Corey, Worby, Norby, Morby, Irby, Canby

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Corby Family Origin

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Corby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Corby family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Corby. The most common Corby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Corby's were Farmers.

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Corby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Corby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Corby in 1941 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Corby

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