Heighbrow is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the Old German name Hildeberht,
which literally means battle-glorious.
Early Origins of the Heighbrow family
The surname Heighbrow 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 Heighbrow family
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Heighbrow Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Heighbrow has been recorded under many different variations, including Heber
, Hayburgh and others.
Early Notables of the Heighbrow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heighbrow family to Ireland
Some of the Heighbrow family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 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 Heighbrow family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Heighbrow or a variant listed above: 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 Heighbrow 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.