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The ancestors of the bearers of the Golby family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Colby, a parish in the county of Norfolk.

Early Origins of the Golby family


The surname Golby was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Golby family

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Early History of the Golby family


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Golby Spelling Variations

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Golby Spelling Variations


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Golby include Colby, Colbey, Coalby and others.

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Early Notables of the Golby family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Golby family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Golby family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Golby family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Golby or a variant listed above: Anthony Colby and his wife Susannah who settled at Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Henry Colby settled in New England in 1633; Anne Colby settled in Virginia in 1655..

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Historic Events for the Golby family

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Historic Events for the Golby family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frederick Thomas Alfred Golby, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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  1. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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