Horbarry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the bearers of the Horbarry family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the settlement of Horbury in the West Riding of Yorkshire. "This place is of ancient date, having been known previous to the Domesday survey."  At that time, it was known as Horberie and literally meant "stronghold on muddy land," from the Old English words "horu" + burh." 
Early Origins of the Horbarry family
The surname Horbarry was first found in Yorkshire, where Jordan de Hordbir was the first found in the Assize Rolls of 1204. 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had only one entry for the family: John de Horbiry, Yorkshire. The Placita de Quo Warranto, temp. Edward I-III. had two entries: John de Horbiry, Bedfordshire and Elizabet de Horbiry, Bedfordshire, both 20 Edward I (during the twentieth year of Edward I's reign.) 
In Norfolk, William de Horbury was rector of Ashill in 1335  and later, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls included: Robert Horbery, tayllour and Johannes de Horbyry. 
Early History of the Horbarry family
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Horbarry Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Horbarry include Horberry, Horbury, Horbiry, Horberie, Horbery and many more.
Early Notables of the Horbarry family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Matthew Horberry (1707?-1773), English divine, born at Haxey, Lincolnshire, about 1707, was the son of Martin Horbery, vicar of Haxey and rector of Althorpe in the same county. After attending schools at Epworth...
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Migration of the Horbarry family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Horbarry or a variant listed above: John Horby, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1876.
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