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The name Hanbury is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the parish of Hanbury in Staffordshire, Herefordshire or Worcestershire; or in Handborough, a parish in Oxfordshire. Hanbury literally means "high or chief fortified place," from the Old English words "heah" + "burh." The Staffordshire parish dates back to c.1185 when it was first listed as Hambury. The Herefordshire and Worcestershire parishes date back to Saxon times as Heanburh c. 765 and later were listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 [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)
as Hambyrie. Handbourgh literally means "hill of a man called Hagena of Hana," from the Old English personal name + "beorg." In this case, it was listed in the Domesday Book as Haneberge. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Hanbury Early Origins



The surname Hanbury was first found in Oxfordshire where in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273, we found Walter de Haneber, or Haneberowe; and Robert de Haneberge listed at that time. The Testa de Nevill, sive Liber Feodorum Roll that was taken during the reigns of Henry III-Edward I., Richard de Hanburgh was listed in Northamptonshire; Alex, de Haneburgo was in Staffordshire; and John de Haneber was listed in Oxfordshire. Kirby's Quest listed Thomas de Haneberwe and John de Haneberwe in Somerset in the first year of Edward III reign. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
Years later, Phillip de Handbury was listed as rector of Wells, Norfolk in 1327. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Later the Hanbury family held estates in Church Langton, Leicestershire where "the church is an ancient and stately structure in the decorated English style, of remarkably light and elegant design. The Rev. William Hanbury, for many years incumbent of the parish, and remarkable for his benevolence, and his taste for the cultivation of trees, of which he had extensive plantations, in 1767 bequeathed the profits arising from his nurseries at different periods, to trustees, for the erection of a splendid church in the parish, and for the endowment of colleges, schools, hospitals, and literary and charitable institutions of every description." [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
By 1837, these funds had realized over 6,421 since 1773 and is a trust that is still earning funds today.


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Hanbury Spelling Variations


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Hanbury Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hanbury family name include Hanbury, Hanby, Hinsbury, Hanbrogh, Hanbery and many more.

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Hanbury Early History


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Hanbury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanbury research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1538, 1574, 1658, 1628, 1629, 1664, 1734 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Hanbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hanbury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hanbury Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include John Hanbury (1574-1658), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Gloucester (1628-1629), supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War; John...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hanbury Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hanbury surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Hanbury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Hanbury settled in Boston in 1631
  • Daniel Hanbury settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • Daniel Hanbury who sailed to Massachusetts in 1635
  • Daniell Hanbury, aged 29, landed in New England in 1635
  • Peter Hanbury, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hanbury Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Hanbury, who immigrated to Boston in 1766
  • John Hanbury, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766

Hanbury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Hanbury, aged 36, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • R. G. Hanbury, who landed in New York in 1878
  • Henry Hanbury, who arrived in thwa in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hanbury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hanbury (post 1700)



  • Harry Alfred Hanbury (1863-1940), American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate, 1895; U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1901-03; Defeated, 1902
  • George W. Hanbury (d. 1933), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Newington, 1927-33
  • Robert Hanbury (1798-1884), English senior partner in Truman Truman, Hanbury, Buxton & Co., son of Sampson Hanbury, and owner of Hanbury Manor
  • Sampson Hanbury (1769-1835), English owner of Poles, a manor house in Ware, Hertfordshire which was renamed Hanbury Manor
  • Sir Thomas Hanbury (1832-1907), English businessman, gardener and philanthropist, responsible for building Giardini Botanici Hanbury
  • Harold Hanbury, Professor of English Law
  • Major-General Sir John Hanbury -Williams GCVO KCB, CMG (1859-1946), British Major General in World War I
  • Victor Hanbury (1897-1954), British film director and producer, active from 1919 to 1954
  • Rhys Hanbury (b. 1985), Australian professional rugby league player
  • Charles Hanbury -Tracy (1778-1858), 1st Baron Sudeley, British Whig politician, Lord-Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire (1848-1858), Member of Parliament for Tewkesbury (1807-1812) and (1832-1837)
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

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