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The present generation of the Darbey family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the county of Derbyshire. The place-name was originally derived from the Old English word Doer-by or Derby which was listed in the Domesday Book and literally meant a "farmstead or village where deer are kept." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Early Origins of the Darbey family


The surname Darbey was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Early History of the Darbey family

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Early History of the Darbey family


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Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1203, 1307, 1300, 1278, 1678, 1717, 1720, 1790, 1796, 1871, 1789 and are included under the topic Early Darbey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Darbey Spelling Variations

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Darbey Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Darbey include Darby, Derby, Darbyshire, Derbyshire, Darbie, Darbey, Derbie, Derbey, Darbishire and many more.

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Early Notables of the Darbey family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Darbey family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Abraham Darby I (1678-1717), an English Quaker ironmaster & pioneer of coke-fired smelting, the first and most well known of...
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Migration of the Darbey family to Ireland

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Migration of the Darbey family to Ireland


Some of the Darbey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Darbey family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Darbey family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Darbey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Darbey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Darbey, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1763

Darbey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Narroway John Darbey, aged 20, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Matilda Darbey, aged 18, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843

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The Darbey Motto

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The Darbey 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: Utcunque placuerit Deo
Motto Translation: Howsoever it shall have pleased God.


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Citations

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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