The name Dewsberey first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Dewsbury, a minster town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Dewsberey family
The surname Dewsberey was first found in West Yorkshire
where the place dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Deusberia and Deusberie. Very small by standards in those days, the lands held only space for 2 ploughs but was held by Wakefield and a portion of the lands was held by King Edward who had a manor that was 4 furlongs long (800 meters) and as much broad. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The name literally means "stronghold of a man called Dewi", derived from the Old Welsh personal name
"Dewi" + "burgh", an Old English word CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Dewsberey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dewsberey research.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1621, 1688 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Dewsberey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dewsberey Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Dewsberey has appeared include Dewsbury, Dusebury, Dusbury, Dewsburay and others.
Early Notables of the Dewsberey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dewsberey family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dewsberey arrived in North America very early: John Dewsbury arrived in New Jersey in 1677; John Dewsbury, who arrived in New Jersey in 1678; William Dewsbury arrived in Philadelphia in 1880; and George Dewsbury, aged 26, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1899..