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Where did the English Dewberry family come from? What is the English Dewberry family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dewberry family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dewberry family history?

The Anglo-Saxon name Dewberry comes from when the family resided in the township of Duxbury, in the parish of Standish in the county of Lancashire.

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Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dewberry include Duxbury, Dewsbury, Dusebury, Dusbury, Jewsbury and others.

First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dewberry research. Another 244 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1729 is included under the topic Early Dewberry History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dewberry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Dewberry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 108 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Dewberry Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Thomas Dewberry, who landed in Maryland in 1669

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  • Donna S. Dewberry (b. 1953), American Mormon artist and author
  • Robert Dewberry (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • John Dewberry, American starting quarterback for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team (1983 to 1985)
  • Michelle Louise Faye Dewberry (b. 1979), British reality television contestant and businessperson


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  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Dewberry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dewberry Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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