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Origin and Meaning of Corb

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Corb
  1. A basket used in coal mines, etc. see Corf.
  2. [Arch] An ornament in a building; a corbel.

Etymology: L. corbis basket. Cf. Corbeil Corp


Latin corbis (“basket”).

  1. A basket used in coal mines, etc.; a corf.
  2. (architecture) An ornament in a building; a corbel.

corb was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and Romanian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Corb

Morty Corb was a jazz jazz bass player and jazz bass. He plays Double bass. Morty was given the name Mortimer Gerald Corb on April 10th, 1917 in San Antonio. He passed away on January 13th, 1996.


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Popularity of Corb as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Corb U.S.
  White 90.60% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Corb

People with the last name Corb are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Corb

  • How Popular is the name Corb? As a last name Corb was the 142,108th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Corb first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Corb is Wednesday, July 18th, 1877.
  • How unique is the name Corb? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Corb. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Corb: Your name in reverse order is Broc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ocrb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Corb? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 117 people with the last name Corb.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Corb? Corb is one of the most unique last names recorded.

What Corbs Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Corb born Jul 2, 2014

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North Europe approximately on 1775. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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