Dewberry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Dewberry comes from when the family resided in the township of Duxbury, in the parish of Standish in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Dewberry family
The surname Dewberry 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.'"  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. 
Early History of the Dewberry family
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Dewberry Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Dewberry include Duxbury, Dewsbury, Dusebury, Dusbury, Jewsbury and others.
Early Notables of the Dewberry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dewberry family to Ireland
Some of the Dewberry 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.
Dewberry migration to the United States +
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Dewberry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Dewberry, who landed in Maryland in 1669 
Contemporary Notables of the name Dewberry (post 1700) +
- John Dewberry, American starting quarterback for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team (1983 to 1985)
- Robert Dewberry (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
- Donna S. Dewberry (b. 1953), American Mormon artist and author
- Thomas E. Dewberry, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988; Member of Maryland State House of Delegates District 47-B; Elected 1998 
- Dee Dewberry, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1972 
- Michelle Louise Faye Dewberry (b. 1979), British reality television contestant and businessperson
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html