When Hannah Colby was born on 16 July 1816, in Holland, Erie, New York, United States, her father, Nathan Colby, was 27 and her mother, Eunice Blood, was 34. She died on 6 January 1847, in Cuba, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 30.
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 .