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The ancestors of the Dirbey surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the county of Derbyshire. The place-name was originally derived from the Old English word Doer-by or Derby which was listed in the Domesday Book and literally meant a "farmstead or village where deer are kept." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Early Origins of the Dirbey family


The surname Dirbey was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Early History of the Dirbey family

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Early History of the Dirbey family


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Dirbey Spelling Variations

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Dirbey 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 Dirbey include Darby, Derby, Darbyshire, Derbyshire, Darbie, Darbey, Derbie, Derbey, Darbishire and many more.

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Early Notables of the Dirbey family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Dirbey family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Abraham Darby I (1678-1717), an English Quaker ironmaster & pioneer of coke-fired smelting, the first and most well known of...
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Migration of the Dirbey family to Ireland

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Migration of the Dirbey family to Ireland


Some of the Dirbey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dirbey family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Dirbey family to the New World and Oceana


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: Ann Darby who settled in Virginia in 1650; Elizabeth Darby settled in Barbados in 1670; Captain Darby settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766; Chal Darby settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766.

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The Dirbey Motto

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The Dirbey Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Utcunque placuerit Deo
Motto Translation: Howsoever it shall have pleased God.


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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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