Dewberay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Dewberay is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the township of Duxbury, in the parish of Standish in the county of Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Dewberay family

The surname Dewberay was first found in Lancashire at Duxbury, a township, in the district chapelry of Adlington, parish of Standish, union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland. "Duxbury gave name at an early period to a family, of whom Adam, in the reign of Edward I., held a moiety of the town.'" [1] A later branch of the family was found in the township of Gransmoor in the East Riding of Yorkshire. There, W. D. Thornton Duesbery, Esq., originally of Skelton, near York is Lord of the Manor and he benevolently had a schoolroom built at his expense. [1]

Important Dates for the Dewberay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dewberay research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 172 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Dewberay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dewberay Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Dewberay has been recorded under many different variations, including Duxbury, Dewsbury, Dusebury, Dusbury, Jewsbury and others.

Early Notables of the Dewberay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Dewberay family to Ireland

Some of the Dewberay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dewberay family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dewberay or a variant listed above: Robert Duxbury who landed in Philadelphia in 1868; Thomas Duxbury landed in the same port in 1872; John Dewsbury arrived in New Jersey in 1677; William Dewsbury arrived in Philadelphia in 1880..

Citations

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