The origins of the Horbary name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Horbury in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Horbary family
The surname Horbary was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Horbary family
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Horbary Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Horbary were recorded, including Horberry, Horbury, Horbiry, Horberie, Horbery and many more.
Early Notables of the Horbary family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horbary family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Horbary family emigrate to North America: John Horby, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1876.