Corbett Family History

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Corbett Name Meaning

English (Shropshire; of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘little crow’, ‘raven’, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English corbet, a diminutive of corb, alluding probably to someone with dark hair or a dark complexion. The name was taken from Shropshire to Scotland in the 12th century and to northern Ireland in the 17th century, and thence to North America by one group of bearers of the name. Irish: see Corban.

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

Similar surnames: Cobbett, Corbell, Herbert, Dorsett, Corlett, Torbett, Cockett

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Corbett Family Origin

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Corbett Family Occupations

What did your Corbett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Corbett family was Agricultural Labourer. Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Corbett. The most common Corbett occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Corbett's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Corbett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Corbett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 243,000 census records available for the last name Corbett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corbett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 34,000 immigration records available for the last name Corbett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 34,000 military records available for the last name Corbett. For the veterans among your Corbett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corbett Life Expectancy

What is the average Corbett lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Corbett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Corbett in 1941 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Corbett ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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