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The name Aubrey was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Aubrey family lived in Brecknock, Wales, where Sir Reginald Aubrey was granted lands in 1088. The name is topographic in origin and indicates that its original bearer once lived in a place planted with elder trees. The name also may be derived from a batismal name meaning "the son of Aubrey." In this case, the name would have been Albreda in the feminine form and Aubrey in the masculine form.

Aubrey Early Origins



The surname Aubrey was first found in Brecknock in Wales where Sir Reginald Aubrey was granted lands in 1189. According to historians the first records was of "Saint Aubrey of the blood royal of France".

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Aubrey Spelling Variations


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Aubrey Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Aubrey, Aubry, Aubrie, Aubery, Awbrey, Awbry and others.

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Aubrey Early History


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Aubrey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aubrey research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1273, 1379, 1500, 1529, 1595, 1553, 1559, 1606, 1679, 1650, 1700, 1698, 1700, 1685, 1680, 1743, 1626 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Aubrey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aubrey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aubrey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Reginald Aubrey; William Aubrey ( ca. 1529-1595), Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford from 1553 to 1559, one of the founding Fellows of Jesus College, Oxford; Sir John Aubrey, 1st Baronet of Llantrithead in the County of Glamorgan (c...

Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aubrey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Aubrey or a variant listed above:

Aubrey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Aubrey, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1650

Aubrey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Aubrey who purchased land in Virginia in 1714, by the mid-1800's the Aubrey family occupied territory in North Carolina, and Maryland

Aubrey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F. O. Aubrey settled in San Francisco, California in 1853

Aubrey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • C Aubrey landed in Wellington/New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Essex
  • Harcourt Richard Aubrey, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • A Aubrey landed in Wellington/New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Essex

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aubrey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aubrey (post 1700)



  • Emlyn Aubrey (b. 1964), American professional PGA golfer
  • Robert Michael Aubrey (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • James Thomas Aubrey Jr. (1918-1994), American television and film executive, President of the CBS television network during the early 1960s
  • Wilmer Dean Aubrey (1904-1975), American Democrat politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives from Wapello County, 1945-46, 1949-51
  • Martin Luther King Aubrey Sr., American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 2005
  • Marjorie S. Aubrey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1948, 1952; Presidential Elector for California, 1948
  • G. H. Aubrey, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Bartow County, 1923-24
  • Charles Aubrey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1944
  • Alfred B. Aubrey, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Meriden; Elected 1930
  • Rachel Aubrey, American medical researcher
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Solem fero
Motto Translation: I bear the sun.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Aubrey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aubrey 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 November 2016 at 14:34.

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