When Sarah Colby was born on 8 December 1743, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Captain Ebenezer Colby, was 26 and her mother, Mary Catherine Chase, was 17. She married Sanders Bradbury on 26 May 1763. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters.
English (eastern): habitational name from Colby in Norfolk and Westmorland, Coleby in Lincolnshire, or Coulby Newham in the North Yorkshire. The Colby placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Koli (a byname for a swarthy person, from kol ‘(char)coal’) + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’.
Americanized form of Norwegian Kolby .
Americanized form of German Kolbe . Compare Kolby .
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