Meaning and Origin of: Corby

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from any of various places in northern England. Those in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire are named with the Old Norse personal name Kori (see Cory) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’, whereas the one in Cumbria has as its first element the Old Irish personal name Corc.
  • French : from a diminutive of corb ‘crow’.
  • Irish : variant of Corboy.