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Louisa Buttfield, nee Corbin, in 1945, at the age of 100 years and 5 months. She was the oldest person in Jersey during the German Occupation

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Origins of surname

Corbin may not sound a particularly French name, but it is believed to originate in the communi of Corbon, either in Calvados or Orne. The surname may also have been a nickname for a man with strikingly glossy black hair or for one with a raucous voice, from the old French Corbin, raven.

Hugo de Corbun was mentioned in the Domesday Book of Norfolk and Suffolk. One Roger Corbin was listed in the Assize Court Rolls of Somerset in 1201, while Walter Corbyn is recorded in the Assize Court Rolls of Yorkshire in 1219.

Early records

The name appears in Jersey records as early as the end of the 13th century, but there are no family records until the name starts appearing in birth registrations in the 1840s, when a family arrived from Somerset.


  • Corbyn, 1309
  • Corbin, 1299

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Corbin family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Corbin : Arthur Edward , of 24, St Mark's Road, St Helier - 25/May/1966 , 25/May/1966 , D/Y/B1/98/2
  • Corbin : Elie , 9 Pier Road, St Helier - 19/Oct/1914 , 04/Mar/1920 , D/Y/A/80/27
  • Corbin : Eliza Mary Noble , of 76, Howard Road, Southampton - 02/Feb/1960 , 14/Aug/1963 , D/Y/B1/75/61
  • Corbin : Frederick Eli , of Scotch Corner, Wentworth, Virginia Water, Surrey - 13/Oct/1959 , 04/Oct/1971 , D/Y/B1/164/58
  • Corbin : Gertrude Annie , widow of Frederick William Mortimer, of Longueville Vineries, Longueville, St Saviour - 12/Mar/1959 , 08/May/1959 , D/Y/B1/54/31
  • Corbin : Ivy May , wife of Cyril Percy Horn, of 112, Great Union Road, St Helier - 11/Apr/1967 , 11/Apr/1967 , D/Y/B1/107/5
  • Corbin : John Edward , Rozel House, Oxford Road, St Helier 24/12/1928 Bequeaths to Harriet Sawyer the property Rozel House - Unknown date , 07/Sep/1933 , D/Y/A/95/6
  • Corbin : Laura Ann , nee Hamon, widow of Frederick George Corbin, of Thornfield, Beaumont, St Lawrence - 07/Mar/1952 , 10/Jan/1962 , D/Y/B1/67/28
  • Corbin : Louisa , wife of Charles Barnabas Buttfield, of 7, Elizabeth Place St Helier Bequeaths all real property and the residue of the estate to Clifford George Blampied - 24/Jan/1931 , 14/Oct/1949 , D/Y/B1/2/81
  • Corbin : Lydia de Garis , 7 Elizabeth Place, St Helier - 02/Feb/1914 , 24/Jan/1934 , D/Y/A/95/99
  • Corbin : Rita , widow of William Henry Roberts, of 14, Conway Street, St Helier - 17/Feb/1969 , 18/Feb/1970 , D/Y/B1/142/18
  • Corbin : Thomas , St Helier - 02/Nov/1910 , 13/Apr/1912 , D/Y/A/71/39


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