Last name: KIRBY

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KIRBY : This last name is indexed 244,234 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

KIRBY : 1: English: habitational name from any of numerous places in northern and eastern England called Kirby or Kirkby from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + bȳ ‘farmstead village’.2: Irish: adopted for Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant of Cíarmhac’ a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. Compare Kerwick.3: Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Geirble ‘son of Geirble’ a personal name of uncertain origin. The name is preserved in the townland name of Carrowkeribly in County Mayo.4: Americanized form of French Corbeil or of its cognate Corbeille which is in North America (also) an altered form of the former name.

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