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  • Agnes Copping - Dix - Lett (1891 - d.)
    GEDCOM Source ==="FamilySearch Family Tree," database, FamilySearch   The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ( ) === GEDCOM Source ====== GEDCOM Source ==="FamilySearch Family Tree," database,...
  • Alice Corbett (1620 - 1682)
    William Corbett FamilySearch Family Tree Birth: June 18 1616 - Sedgley, Staffordshire, England Death: Nov 26 1699 - Nether Gornal, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England Parents: Thomas Corbett, Honey...
  • Alice Corbett (1396 - c.1446)
    Alice Lake Birth: 1396 - Pontesbury, Shropshire, England Death: 1446 - England Husband: Thomas Corbet, High Sheriff Shropshire England Husband: John Wolcott Children: Margaret Corbet, Cathe...
  • Anne Brereton/ Corbett (c.1520 - 1585)
    ID: I24142 Name: Anne Boothe Sex: F Father: Sir William Boothe Marriage 1 John Corbet Children 1. Mary Corbet b: ABT. 1550 in of Congleton, Astburg, Chestershire, England

About the Corbett surname

The surname of CORBETT was derived from the Old French CORBET - a nickname for one with dark hair. Surnames having a derivation from nicknames form the broadest and most miscellaneous class of surnames, encompassing many different types of origin. The most typical classes refer adjectivally to the general physical aspect of the person concerned, or to his character. Many nicknames refer to a man's size or height, while others make reference to a favoured article of clothing or style of dress. Many surnames derived from the names of animals and birds. In the Middle Ages ideas were held about the characters of other living creatures, based on observation, and these associations were reflected and reinforced by large bodies of folk tales featuring animals behaving as humans.