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Type Surname (from nickname & from given name)

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).
Added 11/14/2014 by anonymous
Edited 12/17/2016 by Sofia and Beautiful Victory