× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more


Early Origins of the Alsbury family


The surname Alsbury was first found in Buckinghamshire at Aylesbury, a borough, market-town, parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Aylesbury. "This place appears to have been one of the strongholds of the ancient Britons, from whom it was taken in the year 571 by Cutwulph, brother of Ceawlin, King of the West Saxons; and to have had a castle of some importance, from which circumstance probably it derives its Saxon appellation Aeglesburge. In the reign of the Conqueror it was a royal manor." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name was listed as Eilesberia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "stronghold or a man called Aegel. " [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
As far as the surname is concerned, the first record of the surname was found in 1188 when Richard of Aylesbury of Eynsham held estates in this shire.

Close

Early History of the Alsbury family

Expand

Early History of the Alsbury family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alsbury research.
Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1307, 1377, 1381, 1455, 1487, 1576, 1657, 1628, 1635, 1615, 1656, 1622 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Alsbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Alsbury Spelling Variations

Expand

Alsbury Spelling Variations


Alsbury has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Aylesbury, Aylesberry, Aylesbery, Aylesbry, Ailsberry, Ailsburry, Ailsbry and many more.

Close

Early Notables of the Alsbury family (pre 1700)

Expand

Early Notables of the Alsbury family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Aylesbury (1576-1657) 1st Baronet, an English civil servant, Surveyor of the Navy from 1628, jointly Master of the Mint from...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alsbury Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Migration of the Alsbury family to the New World and Oceana

Expand

Migration of the Alsbury family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Alsburys to arrive on North American shores: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Alsbury (post 1700)

Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Alsbury (post 1700)


  • Juana Navarro Alsbury (1812-1888), American Texan survivor of the Battle of the Alamo
  • Horace Arlington Alsbury (1805-1847), American survivor of the Battle of the Alamo, one of the founders of Brenham in Washington County, Texas
  • Albert Thomas Alsbury (1904-1990), Canadian mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia from 1959 to 1962

Close

Alsbury Family Crest Products

Expand

Alsbury Family Crest Products



Close

See Also

Expand

See Also



Close

Citations

Expand

Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest