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Corbin Name Meaning

French and English: nickname meaning ‘little crow raven’ possibly applied to a black haired man from Old French Middle English corbin a diminutive of corb ‘raven’ (Anglo-Norman French corbin corfbin ‘crow raven’). English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the places in Calvados and Orne France named Corbon. Irish: variant of Corban . Americanized form of Dutch (Zeeland) Corbijn or Korbijn cognates of

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

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

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Where is the Corbin family from?

You can see how Corbin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corbin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corbin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 178 Corbin families living in Quebec. This was about 47% of all the recorded Corbin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Corbin families in 1911.
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What did your Corbin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Corbin. 19% of Corbin men worked as a Journalier and 34% of Corbin women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corbin were Labourer and Servante. .

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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

  • Journalier
  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Tisserant
  • Servante
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Corbin. 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 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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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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