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Risby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Risby surname is thought to have been derived from the various places so named in Britain. There is a village of Risby in Suffolk that was founded in 979; as well as villages in Lincolnshire, and East Yorkshire.


Early Origins of the Risby family


The surname Risby was first found in the East Riding of Yorkshire at Risby, which is now a deserted village. However, the place name does date back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Risebi [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
. The surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Risby who was an unknown Norman noble who held the estates from the Archbishop of York. The place name literally means "farmstead or village among the brushwood or by a clearing." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Early History of the Risby family


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Risby Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Risby, Risbie, Riseby, Ryseby, Rysby, Risbye and others.

Early Notables of the Risby family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Risby (1489-1534), born in the parish of St. Lawrence, Reading; he was a member of the Franciscan Order. He was executed at Tyburn, London, on April, 20 1534, under the Act of Attainder of King Henry VIII. Sir John Reresby (1634-1689), the English...
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Migration of the Risby family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Risby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Risby, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Risby, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Risby, who is on record in Virginia in 1636
  • Robert Risby, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Risby, who landed in Virginia in 1666 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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Risby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Risby, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Risby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Frederick Risby (1815-1895), born in Horsley, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, was a pioneer settler and farmer of the North West Coast of Tasmania, Australia
  • Andrew Risby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburghe" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm
  • Louisa Risby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburghe" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Risby (post 1700)


  • Dr. Terence H Risby, American Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
  • Bonnie Lou Risby, American education materials researcher and writer
  • Andrew Frederick Risby (1815-1895), English born Australian pioneer settler and farmer of the North West Coast of Tasmania
  • Nick Risby, English radio personality
  • Marie Risby (b. 1955), Swedish Olympic cross country skier

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm


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