Juan Corbett it’s all in the name?

Date: 19 Feb, 2010
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In: internet, web design & development|Search Engines, SEO & SEM

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Ranking for Juan Corbett?

Juan Corbett sits for an oil painting

Juan Corbett sits for an oil painting

So, what would it take to rank for Juan Corbett’s name? Perhaps having a Hacker News profile of juancorbett or maybe making an email address for juancorbett@alicious.com would do it?

It’s not clear

Juan is the Spanish language version of the name John. It is common in Spain. The feminine form is Juana or Juanita.

  • João, the corresponding Portuguese name.
  • Joan (first name), the corresponding Catalan name.
  • Jean (given name), the corresponding French name.
  • Giovanni, the corresponding Italian name.
  • Ivan, the corresponding Russian name.
  • Alternate forms for the name John
  • Tropical Storm Juan, a list of hurricanes, typhoons and storms named Juan.
  • Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer, commonly known as Juan.


The first Corbet in Scotland came from Shropshire, in the first quarter of the 12th century. He is said to have obtained the manor of Foghou which he held as a vassal under the Earls of Dunbar. Robert Corbet appeared in Scotland in about 1116 as one of the retinue of Earl David, who later became King David I. The authoress, Augusta Corbet, who wrote The Family of Corbet – Its Life and Times, says that Robert was the son of Roger and grandson of Hugh. It is said he belonged to the family which held Drayton in Northamptonshire.

I don’t think that Juan Corbett ever lived in Scotland. At least Juan wasn’t born there!

‘The Cumberland or Cumbria of those days extended to the Clyde, and included Glasgow, which David incorporated into Scotland. David appears to have allotted lands in Roxburghshire to Robert Corbet, where his descendants were ‘great lords of several generations.

For many centuries the Corbets held lands in the Scottish Borders and often had divided loyalties between the thrones of Scotland and England, a political necessity in the troubled Border country. By the late 13th century, the Corbets owned land in the Castle Douglas/ Dalbeattie areas in addition to their traditional tenures. A century later, Constantine Corbet owned lands in Fife and a Walter Corbet owned lands around Lochmaben. By the late 16th century, Corbets owned lands in Clydesdale, with Symont Corbet’s will showing land held near Hamilton (1574). Check out my Google project and deviantART pages.

In 1745 the Corbetts supported the British Government. When Bonnie Prince Charlie landed in Scotland. Robert Corbet, then provost of Dumfries, rode out with his men to meet him and warned the Prince to stand aside as Dumfries would have nothing to do with him. He then returned to Dumfries and locked the gates against the Prince!

Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, Corbetts were busy in Scotland in a variety of occupations, including shipmasters, tanners, tailors, schoolmasters, weavers, etc. In 1784, James Corbett was a weaver in Larkhall and in Hamilton, other Corbetts were prospering in the late 1700s. Janefield, part of the Tollcross eatate and now a cemetery, was occupied and farmed by a James Corbett in 1751.

There you go!

So you see it’s not about getting ranking for your name it’s about people finding you when they search for what they want to see. If you’re famous then by all means rank highly for your name. If not then you need to find some other angle. Wonder if the twitter sign up and #juancorbett twitter group will help too?

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