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The ancestors of the name Denby date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Danby, the name of two parishes in Yorkshire and Derbyshire. The place-name Danby is derived from the Old English word dan.

Denby Early Origins



The surname Denby was first found in West Yorkshire at Denby Dale where the first record of the place name was in the Domesday Book where it was listed as Denebi. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Today Denby Dale is a village and civil parish in the metropolitan borough of Kirklees and is known for baking giant pies, a tradition first started in 1788 to celebrate the recovery of King George III from his mental illness. Alternatively the name could have been derived from Danby, a parish, in the union of Guisborough, E. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, in the North Riding of Yorkshire. "This place, which was formerly of considerable importance, was granted by the Conqueror to Robert de Brus, who held of the king in capite, and who built a castle here; which, with the estate, remained with the family till the time of Henry III. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another branch of the family was found in the the parish of Shilton in Warwickshire. "It was formerly the residence of a branch of the Denbigh family, whose ancient mansion is still remaining." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Denby Spelling Variations


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Denby Spelling Variations



Denby has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Danby, Danbie, Danbey and others.

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Denby Early History


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Denby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denby research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1212, 1300, 1474, 1503, 1571, 1554, 1530, 1590, 1575, 1576, 1610, 1660, 1631, 1667, 1655 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Denby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Denby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Denby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include His Worship Sir Robert Danby KS JP (died 1474), a British justice, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, Chief Justice of England; Sir Christopher Danby (1503-1571), of Farnley, Masham, Member of Parliament for Yorkshire in April 1554...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Denby 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



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 Denbys to arrive on North American shores:

Denby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Denby, who arrived in Maryland in 1654
  • Marg Denby, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Denis Denby, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Denby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Denby, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Edward Denby, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Sara Denby, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Tho Denby, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Ralph Denby, who arrived in Virginia in 1719
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Denby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary A. Denby arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865
  • Charles James Denby arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865
  • Alfred Denby, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • John Denby arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880

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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. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. 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.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  11. ...

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