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SOURCE: Other, Nickname & Given Name
CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 11/14/2014
Meaning & History
Nickname from Norman French corbet
meaning 'little crow, raven'. This surname is thought to have originated in Shropshire. The surname was taken by bearers to Scotland in the 12th Century, and to Northern Ireland in the 17th Century.
A notable bearer was the Scottish comedian and actor Ronnie Corbett (1930-2016).