Kirby Family History
Kirby Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of numerous places in northern and eastern England called Kirby or Kirkby from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + bȳ ‘farmstead village’. Irish: adopted for Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant of Cíarmhac’ a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. Compare Kerwick . Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Geirble ‘son of Geirble’ a personal name of uncertain origin. The name is preserved in the townland name of Carrowkeribly in County Mayo. Americanized form of French Corbeil or of its cognate Corbeille which is in North America (also) an altered form of the former name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022