Duesburay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Duesburay has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the township of Duxbury, in the parish of Standish in the county of Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Duesburay family

The surname Duesburay was first found in Lancashire at Duxbury, a township, in the district chapelry of Adlington, parish of Standish, union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland. "Duxbury gave name at an early period to a family, of whom Adam, in the reign of Edward I., held a moiety of the town.'" [1] A later branch of the family was found in the township of Gransmoor in the East Riding of Yorkshire. There, W. D. Thornton Duesbery, Esq., originally of Skelton, near York is Lord of the Manor and he benevolently had a schoolroom built at his expense. [1]

Important Dates for the Duesburay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duesburay research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 172 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Duesburay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Duesburay Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Duesburay have been found, including Duxbury, Dewsbury, Dusebury, Dusbury, Jewsbury and others.

Early Notables of the Duesburay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Duesburay family to Ireland

Some of the Duesburay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Duesburay family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Duesburay, or a variant listed above: Robert Duxbury who landed in Philadelphia in 1868; Thomas Duxbury landed in the same port in 1872; John Dewsbury arrived in New Jersey in 1677; William Dewsbury arrived in Philadelphia in 1880..

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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