Early Origins of the Disborough family
The surname Disborough was first found in Northumberland
at Desborough, a town and parish in the union of Kettering, hundred
of Rothwell. The parish dates back to at least the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Dereburg. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By 1166, the place name had evolved into Deresburc and literally meant "stronghold or fortress of a man called Deor," having derived from the Old English personal name
+ "burgh." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the first records of the surname was found in 1216 when John de Desburgh held estates in the area. St Giles Church is the oldest surviving building in the town and was built around 1225 AD. It is believed to stand on the site of an earlier Saxon church. The Old Manor House dates back to the late 17th-century origins and was held by Ferdinando Poulton, a Roman Catholic lawyer and Lord of the Manor; he was reputedly one of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators.
Early History of the Disborough family
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Disborough Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Desbrorough, Desburgh, Desbrow, Desbro, Deseborough, Desebrow, Deseburgh, Desebrow, Disborough, Disbrow, Disbrough, Desbrough, Disbro and many more.
Early Notables of the Disborough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Disborough family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Arthur Desborough, aged 37, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Norton, England
, in 1908; Edward Desborough, aged 40, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Wolverhampton, England, in 1907.
Contemporary Notables of the name Disborough (post 1700)
- John H. Disborough, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Somerset County, 1820-21 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html