Hansby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Hansby family
The surname Hansby was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Important Dates for the Hansby family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hansby research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1582, 1455, 1487, 1573, 1612, 1643, 1611, 1617 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Hansby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hansby Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hansby has been recorded under many different variations, including Hansby, Handsby, Hansbie, Hansbey, Handsbey and many more.
Early Notables of the Hansby family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Catherine Hansby who married Sir George Wandesford (1573-1612) of Kirklington, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Ralph Hansby of Grays Inn. Sir Ralph Hansby (d. 1643), leased Tickhill Castle, Yorkshire from...
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Migration of the Hansby family to Ireland
Some of the Hansby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hansby family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hansby or a variant listed above: Rich Hanby, who arrived in Virginia in 1642; Sarah Hanby, who arrived in Virginia in 1642; Richard Hanby, a bonded passenger, who settled in America in 1774.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hansby (post 1700)
- Joel Hansby, American writer, known for his work on the television series 7 Days (2017)
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