The name Heighburgh is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the Old German name Hildeberht,
which literally means battle-glorious.
Early Origins of the Heighburgh family
The surname Heighburgh 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 Heighburgh family
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Heighburgh Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Heighburgh has undergone many spelling variations
, including Heber
, Hayburgh and others.
Early Notables of the Heighburgh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heighburgh family to Ireland
Some of the Heighburgh family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Heighburgh family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Heighburgh were among those contributors: 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 Heighburgh 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.