Hansbie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Hansbie family
The surname Hansbie was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Important Dates for the Hansbie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hansbie research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1582, 1455, 1487, 1573, 1612, 1643, 1611, 1617 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Hansbie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hansbie 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 Hansbie 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hansbie include: Hansby, Handsby, Hansbie, Hansbey, Handsbey and many more.
Early Notables of the Hansbie family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Catherine Hansby who married Sir George Wandesford (1573-1612) of Kirklington, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Ralph Hansby of Grays Inn. Sir Ralph Hansby (d. 1643), leased Tickhill Castle, Yorkshire from...
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Migration of the Hansbie family to Ireland
Some of the Hansbie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hansbie family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Hansbie or a variant listed above: Rich Hanby, who arrived in Virginia in 1642; Sarah Hanby, who arrived in Virginia in 1642; Richard Hanby, a bonded passenger, who settled in America in 1774.
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