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Drybay Early Origins



The surname Drybay 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 [1]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." [2]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.

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Drybay Spelling Variations


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Drybay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Driby, Dryby, Dribie, Drybie, Dribee and others.

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Drybay Early History


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Drybay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drybay research. Another 341 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Drybay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Drybay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Drybay Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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