Colby Family History
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Colby Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places in Norfolk and Cumbria named Colby, from the Old Norse personal name Koli (a byname for a swarthy person, from kol ‘(char)coal’) + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’. Variant spelling of Norwegian Kolby, a habitational name in Akershus, with the same etymology as 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Corby, Cosby, Coley, Carby, Godby, Holtby, Milby, Welby, Hobby, Canby