Corbin Family History

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Corbin Name Meaning

French and English: nickname meaning ‘little crow’, ‘raven’, from Old French, Middle English corbin, a diminutive of corb. Compare Corbett. English: possibly also a Norman habitational name from places in Calvados and Orne, France, named Corbon.

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

Similar surnames: Corvin, Cousin, Corban, Cordon, Coppin, Cortina, Collin, Morfin

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Corbin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Corbin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Corbin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • France


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Corbin Family Origin

Where is the Corbin family from?

Corbin Family Occupations

What did your Corbin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Corbin family was Annuitant. The most common Corbin occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Corbin's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Corbin.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant


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

Corbin Historical Records

What Corbin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Corbin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corbin 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Corbin. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Corbin. For the veterans among your Corbin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corbin Life Expectancy

What is the average Corbin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Corbin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Corbin in 1944 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Corbin 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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