Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Carbas, Carbess, Carbines, Carbos, Carbus
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
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Contact: In Pensioner 347 John Carbis
1. CARBIS in the original Cornish may have been 'Car-pons' which is considered to have meant a 'Cart-bridge' [Handbook of Cornish Surnames by G. Pawley White].
2. CARBIS from it's far older Cornish name of 'Car-bons' may also generally be understood to mean 'Camp on a bridge' or a 'Paved causeway'. These forms may well have been borrowed from the Latin during the Roman occupation circa 55 BC-410 AD.
3. As a Breton place name, it may be applied to 'Places far from streams'; so that the Middle Breton equivalent c.1465 AD of this word is 'street'
4. Far older is the real possibility is its derivation coming out of present day Lebanon; when previously known as Phoenicia pre circa 60 BC.
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