Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Dewsbury, a minster town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Dewsbury family
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 Dewsbury family
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Dewsbury Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Dewsbury, Dusebury, Dusbury, Dewsburay and others.
Early Notables of the Dewsbury family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dewsbury family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dewsbury were among those contributors:
Dewsbury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Dewsbury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Dewsbury Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Dewsbury (post 1700)
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