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Where did the English Duxbury family come from? What is the English Duxbury family crest and coat of arms? When did the Duxbury family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Duxbury family history?The ancestors of the name Duxbury date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Duxbury family lived in the township of Duxbury, in the parish of Standish in the county of Lancashire.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Duxbury are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Duxbury include: Duxbury, Dewsbury, Dusebury, Dusbury, Jewsbury and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duxbury research. Another 244 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1729 is included under the topic Early Duxbury History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duxbury Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Duxbury 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.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Duxbury or a variant listed above:
Duxbury Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Duxbury Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Duxbury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duxbury 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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