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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, F...
  • 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 Cor...
  • 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, Catherine ...
  • Anne Brereton/ Corbett (c.1520 - 1585)
    # ID: I24142# Name: Anne Boothe# Sex: FFather: Sir William BootheMarriage 1 John CorbetChildren 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.