Desbrough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Desbrough family
The surname Desbrough 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. 
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." 
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.
Early History of the Desbrough family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Desbrough research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1363, 1584, 1455, 1487, 1831, 1835, 1608 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Desbrough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Desbrough 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.
Early Notables of the Desbrough family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Desborough (1608-1680), spelt John Disbrowe and John Desborow, of Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, an English soldier and politician who supported the parliamentary cause during the English Civil War. He was the second son of James Desborough...
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Desbrough migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Desbrough Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Isacke Desbrough, aged 18, who arrived in America in 1635 
Related Stories +
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)