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Colby Surname History
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- Colby last name meaning & etymology
- Colby spelling & pronunciation
Colby Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Colby can be very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Colby may be in dispute depending on whether the surname came about organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of names that are based on a profession, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).
Colby Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Colby come may come from a craft, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these trade-based surnames might be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is essential to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many western names like Colby are inspired by religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and other related texts. In many cases these names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".
Colby Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Colby were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have led to misspellings of Colby. Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Colby last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Surnames like Colby transform in how they're said and written as they travel across villages, family lines, and countries over the years.
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Colby Family Tree
Here are a few of the Colby biographies shared by AncientFaces users. Click here to see more Colbies
- Albert H. Colby
- Dorothy Colby
- Gideon Colby 1797 - 1842
- Thomas Colby 1757 - 1842
- Lydia Webster Colby 1764 - 1843
- Thomas Colby 1734 - 1760
- Susannah Ring Colby 1727 - 1760
- Thomas Colby
- Thomas Colby 1738 - ?
- Hannah Colby