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The Darby name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. 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)


Darby Early Origins



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

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Darby Spelling Variations


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Darby Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Darby has undergone many spelling variations, including Darby, Derby, Darbyshire, Derbyshire, Darbie, Darbey, Derbie, Derbey, Darbishire and many more.

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Darby Early History


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Darby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Darby research. 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 Darby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Darby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Darby Early Notables (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...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Darby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Darby In Ireland


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Darby In Ireland



Some of the Darby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Darby were among those contributors:

Darby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Darby, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Ann Darby who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Ann Darby, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Edward Darby, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Sibilla Darby, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Darby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Darby, who arrived in Virginia in 1718
  • Jonathan Darby, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Captain Darby settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766
  • Chal Darby settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766

Darby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Darby, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Hugh Darby, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • George Frederick Darby, who arrived in New York, NY in 1837
  • William Henry Darby, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • James Darby, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Darby Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Charles Darby U.E. who settled in St. Stephen, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Port Matoon Association as well as a crew member aboard "Miranda" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr.  Benjamin Darby U.E., "Derby" ( b. 1744) born in Devonshire, England from Newbury, New York, USA who settled in Grimross [Gagetown], Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1785 then on to Isle St. Jean he was a Scout for Rogers' Ranger he married twice having 14 children he died in 1844 in St. Eleanor's, Prince Edward Island [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Darby U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c.1786 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Darby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joshua Darby, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Mr Darby, British convict from Berbice, Guyana, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • James Darby, a tanner, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Darby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Mary Darby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Darby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J Darby landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1818

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Contemporary Notables of the name Darby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Darby (post 1700)



  • Kenneth Lorin Darby (1909-1992), American three-time Academy Award and Grammy Award winning composer, vocal arranger, lyricist, and conductor
  • Ensign Marshall E. Darby (1918-1941), American seaman killed in action, while serving aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, eponym of the USS Darby (DE-218), a Buckley-class destroyer escort
  • Kenneth Darby (b. 1982), American NFL football running back
  • Kim Darby (b. 1947), born Deborah Zerby, American actress perhaps best known for co-starring with John Wayne and Glen Campbell in the 1969 western True Grit; at the age of 21, she played the 14 year old co-satr
  • Ezra Darby (1768-1808), American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1802-04; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1805-08 (1st District 1805-07, at-large 1807-08)
  • Elias Darby, American politician, Mayor of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1853-55; Mayor of Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1855-60
  • Drew Darby, American Republican politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 72nd District; Elected 2006, 2008; Elected unopposed 2010, 2012
  • Bertram M. Darby, American Republican politician, Chair of Cape May County Republican Party, 1945
  • Ann P. Darby, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1990
  • Alberto V. Darby, American Republican politician, Candidate for Florida State House of Representatives 105th District, 1978
  • ... (Another 35 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Darby Historic Events


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Darby Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Stanley Maurice Darby (1916-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Leonard Darby (b. 1922), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Darby


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Suggested Readings for the name Darby



  • Comfortably Fixed by Judith Morgan Darby.
  • A Patterson Family: Also Darby and Stamps by Noel Douglas Patterson.

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


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. 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. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  11. ...

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

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