Early Origins of the Dribay family
The surname Dribay was first found in Linconshire at Driby, a village and former civil parish in the East Lindsey district in the union of Spilsby, Wold division of the wapentake
of Candleshoe. The village dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Dribi CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "dry farmstead or village," from the Old English "dryge" + the Viking word "by." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The first record of the surname was found in the year 1296 when Ralph Dryby held estates in this area.
Early History of the Dribay family
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Dribay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Driby, Dryby, Dribie, Drybie, Dribee and others.
Early Notables of the Dribay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dribay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.