Duesbury History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the name Duesbury date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the township of Duxbury, in the parish of Standish in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Duesbury family
The surname Duesbury 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.'"  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. 
Early History of the Duesbury family
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Duesbury Spelling Variations
Duesbury has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Duesbury have been found, including Duxbury, Dewsbury, Dusebury, Dusbury, Jewsbury and others.
Early Notables of the Duesbury family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Duesbury family to Ireland
Some of the Duesbury 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 Duesbury family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Duesburys to arrive on North American shores: 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Duesbury (post 1700) +
- William Duesbury (1725-1786), English China maker
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.