Antrobuss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Antrobuss arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Antrobuss family lived in Cheshire, where they held lands and a family seat at Antrobus.

Early Origins of the Antrobuss family

The surname Antrobuss was first found in Cheshire at Antrobus, a civil parish and village in the parish of Great Budworth, union of Runcorn and the hundred of Bucklow. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Entrebus. At that time, it was part of the Tunnendune hundred and there was land enough for one plough. [1] Literally, the place name means 'within the woods' having been derived from the Norman-French Entre-bois. "Antrobus Hall and demesne belonged to the family of Antrobus from an early period till the reign of Henry IV., when it was sold to the Venables family. The estate was purchased in 1808 of Edward Townshend, Esq., of Chester, by Edmond Antrobus, Esq., a descendant of the former proprietors, and is now the property of Sir Edmund W. Antrobus, Bart." [2]

Early History of the Antrobuss family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Antrobuss research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1460, 1808 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Antrobuss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Antrobuss Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Anthrobus, Antrobus, Antrobuss, Entrobus and others.

Early Notables of the Antrobuss family (pre 1700)

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United States Antrobuss migration to the United States +

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Antrobuss or a variant listed above:

Antrobuss Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joan Antrobuss, aged 65, who arrived in New England in 1635 [3]
Antrobuss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Antrobuss, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • William Antrobuss went to Philadelphia in 1858

The Antrobuss Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dei memor, gratus amicis
Motto Translation: Mindful of God.

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  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) on Facebook
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