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  • Alice Corbett (1620 - 1682)
  • Alice Corbett (1396 - c.1446)
    Alice Lake Birth: 1396 - Pontesbury, Shropshire, England Death: 1446 - England Parents: John Lake, Jennet Lake (born Cayley) Brother: John Lake Husband: Thomas Corbet, High Sheriff Shropshi...
  • Anna Maria Corbett (1845 - 1897)
  • 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
  • Emily Jane Corbett (1838 - 1926)

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.