Heighbrough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Heighbrough is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the Old German name Hildeberht, which literally means battle-glorious.

Early Origins of the Heighbrough family

The surname Heighbrough was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire where Marton Hall in Marton was the ancient residence of the Heber family. [1]

Early History of the Heighbrough family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heighbrough research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 118 and 1180 are included under the topic Early Heighbrough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heighbrough Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Heighbrough have been found, including Heber, Hayburgh and others.

Early Notables of the Heighbrough family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Heighbrough family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Heighbrough, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : 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 Heighbrough 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.


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


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