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The ancestors of the name Duxbury date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Duxbury family lived in the township of Duxbury, in the parish of Standish in the county of Lancashire.

Duxbury Early Origins



The surname Duxbury 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Duxbury Spelling Variations


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Duxbury Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Duxbury are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Duxbury include: Duxbury, Dewsbury, Dusebury, Dusbury, Jewsbury and others.

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Duxbury Early History


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Duxbury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duxbury research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 172 and 1729 are included under the topic Early Duxbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duxbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duxbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duxbury Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duxbury In Ireland


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Duxbury In Ireland



Some of the Duxbury family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Duxbury or a variant listed above:

Duxbury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Duxbury, aged 43, landed in Rhode Island in 1812
  • Robert Duxbury who landed in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Thomas Duxbury landed in the same port in 1872

Duxbury Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth Duxbury, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Ribchester, England, in 1909
  • Elizabeth Agnes Duxbury, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Ribchester, England, in 1909
  • Elizabeth Duxbury, aged 27, who settled in America from St. Annes on Sea, England, in 1912
  • Catherine Duxbury, aged 54, who landed in America from Keighley, England, in 1912
  • Charles Duxbury, aged 4, who settled in America from Leeds, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duxbury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duxbury (post 1700)



  • F. A. Duxbury (b. 1863), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 1st District, 1911-18; Defeated, 1918; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1916
  • Lee Duxbury (b. 1969), English former professional footballer
  • Michael "Mike" Duxbury (b. 1959), English football player who won 10 caps for England
  • Air Marshal Sir "John" Barry Duxbury KCB, CBE (1934-1997), British commander in the Royal Air Force, Air Secretary
  • Graham Duxbury, South African racing driver, winner of the South African National Drivers Championship (1982)
  • Leslie Duxbury (1926-2005), British newspaper sports writer and columnist who turned his attention to television and became a prolific writer on the top rated ITV1 soap opera, Coronation Street, finally retiring from the series in 1990

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Duxbury Historic Events


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Duxbury Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Thelma  Duxbury (1908-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Gerald  Duxbury (1910-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Gordon  Duxbury (1912-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Lillian  Duxbury (1879-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Thelma  Duxbury (1879-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • ... (Another 2 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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