The name Heighborough is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the Old German name Hildeberht,
which literally means battle-glorious.
Early Origins of the Heighborough family
The surname Heighborough was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire
where Marton Hall in Marton was the ancient residence of the Heber
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Heighborough family
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Heighborough Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Heighborough has been spelled many different ways, including Heber
, Hayburgh and others.
Early Notables of the Heighborough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heighborough family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Heighboroughs to arrive in North America: John Heber
arrived in New England
in 1743; Mathias and Thomas Heber
settled in Pennsylvania in 1753 and 1771 respectively; Joanna Heber
settled in Texas in 1854..
The Heighborough Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Prest d'accomplier
Motto Translation: Ready to accomplish.