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Corbell Surname Meaning

English (Suffolk and Essex): metonymic occupational name of Norman origin for a basket maker from Old French corbeille ‘basket’. Alternatively a nickname from Middle English corbel ‘raven’. Americanized form of Körbel or Korbel . Americanized form of Dutch Corbeel from Old French corbel ‘raven’ (see 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Corbeil, Cordell, Cornell, Correll, Corbett, Covell, Corwell, Cowell

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Where is the Corbell family from?

You can see how Corbell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corbell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corbell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 30 Corbell families living in Ontario. This was about 28% of all the recorded Corbell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Corbell families in 1911.
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What did your Corbell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Corbell. 50% of Corbell men worked as a Labourer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
  • Commis
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Corbell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corbell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 977 immigration records available for the last name Corbell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Corbell. For the veterans among your Corbell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corbell lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Corbell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Corbell in 1957 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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