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Desborough Early Origins



The surname Desborough was first found in Northumberland at Desborough, a town and parish in the union of Kettering, hundred of Rothwell. The parish dates back to at least the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Dereburg. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By 1166, the place name had evolved into Deresburc and literally meant "stronghold or fortress of a man called Deor," having derived from the Old English personal name + "burgh." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the first records of the surname was found in 1216 when John de Desburgh held estates in the area. St Giles Church is the oldest surviving building in the town and was built around 1225 AD. It is believed to stand on the site of an earlier Saxon church. The Old Manor House dates back to the late 17th-century origins and was held by Ferdinando Poulton, a Roman Catholic lawyer and Lord of the Manor; he was reputedly one of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators.

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Desborough Spelling Variations


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Desborough Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Desbrorough, Desburgh, Desbrow, Desbro, Deseborough, Desebrow, Deseburgh, Desebrow, Disborough, Disbrow, Disbrough, Desbrough, Disbro and many more.

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Desborough Early History


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Desborough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desborough research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1363, 1584, 1455, 1487, 1831, 1835, 1608 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Desborough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Desborough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Desborough Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Desborough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Desborough Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Desborough, who landed in New Haven, Conn in 1637
  • Samuel Desborough, who arrived in New Haven, Conn in 1639

Desborough Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John, Desborough Jr., who arrived in Georgia in 1738
  • William Desborough, who landed in America in 1760-1763

Desborough Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward Desborough, aged 40, who landed in America from Wolverhampton, England, in 1907
  • George James Desborough, aged 43, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Herbert Desborough, aged 2, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Mrs. Arthur Desborough, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Norton, England, in 1908
  • Arthur Desborough, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Norton, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Desborough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Desborough (post 1700)



  • James Desborough (b. 1972), English news reporter, Show business Reporter Of The Year at the 2009 British Press Awards
  • Natasha Desborough (b. 1974), English radio presenter, author, DJ, and radio and television producer
  • Bree Desborough (b. 1979), Australian actress, best known for her role as Justine Welles in the soap opera Home and Away

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Desborough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Desborough 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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