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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Corbett. 2% of Corbett men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Corbett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corbett were Coal Hewer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Coal Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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

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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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