Corbet family page
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Origin of Surname
This surname originates from the Latin word corvus meaning crow or raven. This makes it synonmous with Corbel, but the two are separate families in Jersey.
Channel Islands variants
- Descendants of Jean Corbet: the definitive tree for the family of Moyse Corbet, Lieut-Governor of Jersey at the time of the Battle of Jersey
- A tree absorbed into the above tree
- Another tree from a separate source
- Corbets of Coutances and Jersey, another family which arrived in Jersey from France much later
- Moyse Corbet - Lieut-Governor of Jersey
Notable Guernsey Corbets
- Denys Corbet - Poet, painter
- Jean Thomas Corbet - Quarry owner, grower
- John Henry Corbet - Fruit Export Merchant, Constable
- William Corbet, Fruit grower, Constable, Minister
- Ernest Corbet, Fruit grower, Constable
- Jurat Wilfrid Corbet (1893-1966), founder of Vale Rec Football Club
Great War service
Daughter and sons of Louis Francois and Ernestine Corbet
- Blanche Caroline Corbet (1883- ) (St P) daughter of Louis Francois and Ernestine, Mercantile Marine
- Francis Gordon Joseph Corbet (1902- ) (St H), son of Blanche, unknown father from London Mercantile Marine
- Wilson John Corbet (1896- ) (St P) Wireman RN, HMS Victory II
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- Corbet Field - playing field of Vale Rec Football Club
- Corbet Surname - Its Origins and Uses, Christian Corbet, Channel Islands Publications, 2010.